Susan Stella

Activate Capital, Head of Investor Relations & Impact

Susan Stella is Head of Investor Relations and ESG for venture capital firm Activate Capital where she oversees all investor engagement and IR activities, marketing and communications as well as ESG initiatives across the firm. Previously, Susan provided strategic consulting to the private equity and venture capital industry. Her clients include multi-billion-dollar private equity funds, up-and-coming venture funds, and industry associations.  Prior, she a was Principal and Director with Knightsbridge Advisers, Director of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center, Marketing Co-Chair of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association, and Partner at Venture Archetypes, a strategic advisory firm.

Her background also includes professional assignments with Intel; the German Ministry of Economics and Labor; Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany; and the United Nations—as part of a three-year stint living and working in Mongolia. A 2003-2004 alumna of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, Susan holds a BA from Drake University and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is proficient in both German and Mongolian.