Changes at Investors’ Circle, a look to the future

Change is brewing here at IC.  Here are a couple key updates:

Staff Transition

Deb Parsons, co-Director of IC, has indicated her intention to move on to work more directly with entrepreneurs and will be stepping down effective July 9.  Deb has been a strong ambassador for IC in the community and has fostered many new relationships for IC.  We are so grateful for her important and valued leadership and community building.

We wish Deb all the best in her next chapter and thank her for her many contributions to IC and in the community of impact investing.

Executive Leadership

We are very excited to announce that Suzanne Biegel is taking on the role of Acting CEO of Investors’ Circle as we move into our next phase of work and evolution.  Suzanne brings more than 25 years of experience as an active entrepreneur and angel investor, a philanthropist and board member, and a strategist and thought-leader in this early-stage, high impact investor space.  She is based in London, but will travel to the US about once a month to work closely with IC’s strong staff in San Francisco.  She reminds us all that much can be accomplished via Skype and virtual collaboration tools, and, in fact, that we are increasingly working as part of a global marketplace.  She is also currently working with IC member Go Beyond, Ltd. to produce a venture fair and summit on European early stage impact investing in Geneva this September.

Suzanne has been facilitating our strategic planning process over the past several months, working closing with the board, members, and other stakeholders.  Suzanne’s unparalleled grasp of the landscape and context, her sensitivity to the needs of early stage investors and entrepreneurs, and her long-time dedication to IC and its valuable mission have enabled us to undertake this aspirational effort with confidence.  We are thrilled that she is willing to expand her leadership role to help us refine and implement the early phases of our new strategy.