After experiencing the Hike 6 VIP Beta in December 2020, Theresa became so intrigued with the opportunity of LifeHikes that she joined the organization first as a consultant and now as a member of the product team that is building out our new ecosystem. With a passion for growth transformation opportunities, Theresa is thrilled to be able to leverage her broad experience across financial services, consumer products and digital to help realize the vision of LifeHikes.
With a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from The Wharton School, Theresa began a long career in finance with Citigroup and its predecessor companies, Smith Barney and Shearson Lehman Brothers. She was a Chief Administrative Officer and senior finance leader in the asset management, insurance, and private banking groups. Theresa then segwayed into the start-up digital world, working for Cafémedia (ClubMom) which is now ranked among the top 15 companies in Comscore rankings, as well as several mobile startups. She expanded her breadth of experience in digital with senior roles at Scholastic and the American Kennel Club.
Theresa’s long-standing interest inequity in learning opportunities was developed through nonprofit board work and her role at Per Scholas, an organization that offers no-cost technical training to underserved and overlooked populations. As the head of the Customized Training group, Theresa built and executed training partnerships with corporations seeking to build diverse pipelines of tech talent.
Theresa and her family call both New Jersey and Marthas Vineyard home. With one daughter out of college (and gainfully employed!) and one a rising senior, Theresa and her husband are enjoying the independence of adult “kids” and the time to slowly begin enjoying travel, exploring new restaurants, and taking in the culture and sports one step at a time in a post-Covid world.