With more than 20 years of management and operating experience, and fifteen years running and supporting startups, Rebecca currently serves as CEO of Denali Financial Consulting, providing fractional talent and peace of mind for founding teams.
She previously served as Executive Director of Madrona Venture Group’s Create33, delivering content, connections and community to high-growth startups. Prior, Rebecca was the Acting Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, having progressed through leadership roles in the office, including serving as the City’s first Startup Advocate. Before joining the City, she was GeekWire’s first Chief Business Officer, Executive Director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and Program Director of the Alliance of Angels. Having received her MBA from the UW Foster school of business in 2006, she has served on their Employer Advisory Board since 2008, and is currently an instructor in entrepreneurship for their Technology Management MBA Program.
In addition to chairing the Center for American Entrepreneurship, she has been a committed Techstars mentor since their Seattle launch in 2010, is a coach for the Female Founders Alliance Ready Set Raise Accelerator. A phi beta kappa graduate of Carleton College, Rebecca was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top 100 women in tech and as “Do Gooder of the Year.”