Debby is Citi's Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Citi Ventures. She founded, designed and built Citi Ventures from the ground up, recognizing the critical role innovation must play in supporting the broader organization amid accelerating disruptive forces. Based in Palo Alto, Debby and her team partner with Citi's businesses and functions to shepherd creativity and implement pervasive solutions. Her mandate also includes analyzing market signals and trends to identify new ideas and activities in fintech as well as seeking investment opportunities in core domain areas relevant to financial services.
Since joining Citi in 2003, Debby has served in a number of executive roles, including Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, Chief Operations & Technology Officer, and senior advisor to the Global Investment Bank, a role she continues in today.
Prior to Citi, she held senior-level positions at several global firms, including Chief Financial Officer for both Boeing and Lucent Technologies, and Vice President of Finance for General Motors Europe.
Debby serves on the Board of Directors of Qlik Tech, and the Advisory Boards of Stanford's Technology Venture Partners program and Riverwood Capital Partners. From 2000 to 2005 she was a member of the Board of Directors of DuPont. She also serves on the non-profit boards of Citizen Schools, focused on expanding the learning day for low income middle school students, and the Green Music Center, an education and community arts facility associated with Sonoma State University.
Fortune Magazine has twice placed Debby among the top 10 most powerful women in American business, and she was named to the Institutional Investor's Tech 50 list for 2011-14.more » « less