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Deborah Hopkins

Former CEO
Citi Ventures

Debby Hopkins is an Independent Board Member and an active advisor to early stage companies. Her C suite experiences in finance, technology and innovation across multiple industries allow her to bring a unique view to support management teams in pursuit of growth.

She is a member of the Board of Directors at Union Pacific and Marsh & McLennan. Debby is an Advisory Board Member at Riverwood Capital, VentureWell, and an Executive Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She is a Board Member at St. John’s Hospital Foundation and a Trustee for Silicon Couloir, both located in Jackson WY.

Based in Silicon Valley, Debby was founder and CEO of Citi Ventures and Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer. She and her team introduced a systematic process to respond to the digital disruption engendered by the many new competitors and technologies emerging in financial services. This included a robust venture investing program, sponsorship of a global network of labs and the implementation of a growth operating system across the enterprise named D10X.

Debby joined Citi in 2003 as Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A. She was Chief Operations & Technology Officer and later a senior advisor to Citi’s Investment Bank winning IPOs including VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Arista and Qliktech. She co- founded Citi Women, championing the development of high potential women. Debby retired from Citi in December 2016.

Prior to Citi she served as Chief Financial Officer at The Boeing Company and Lucent Technologies. She was General Auditor at General Motors, VP of Finance at GM Europe in Zurich, and formerly Corporate Controller at Unisys. She started her career at Ford.

Debby served on the Boards of DuPont, Dendrite and Qlik Technologies. Fortune twice placed Debby in the top 10 most powerful women in business and was on the Institutional Investor’s Top 50 list every year from 2011 until her retirement. Debby holds honorary doctorate degrees from Westminster College and Walsh College.