Suzanne is Catalyst at Large and serves as a Senior Adviser to ClearlySo in the UK, helping to launch ClearlySo’s investment network. She sits on the Advisory Board for Investors’ Circle in the US (where she was most recently CEO). She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Confluence Philanthropy and sits on the board of Growth Philanthropy Network/Social Impact Exchange She also co-chairs the Values Led Investment group of Women Donors Network, and runs Women in Social Finance, a new group in London. She is a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Suzanne is a frequent emcee, speaker, and panelist in the impact investment arena. She brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, boardmember, and hands-on operational manager to her endeavors. In the 1990s, Suzanne was the CEO of IEC, an e-learning and communications firm, during which she and her business partner received the Entrepreneur of the Year and Women of the Year awards. Prior to that, Suzanne got her start in the corporate technology world working for IBM and then for the IBM/CBS/Sears startup Prodigy. Since selling IEC, Suzanne has been an active angel investor, philanthropist, and board member, and has played leadership roles in a variety of companies and projects. She also serves on the investment committee of the Patient Capital Collaborative, a collaborative angel investment fund in the US, which she help to launch. Ask her about The Women Effect. Suzanne holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Business School. A native New Yorker, Suzanne is now based in London with her husband, Daniel Maskit, a visual effects artist in the feature film world.
Suzanne sits on the Advisory Board of Emerge Venture Lab.