Susan Stella

Head of Investor Relations

Never met a stranger, artist turned strategist, Peace Corps Mongolia, sea kayaking guide, mom of 3 boys, 6 hens, and 1 dog.

Susan leads investor relations focusing on strategically communicating with and supporting Ridge’s investor base.

Prior to joining Ridge, Susan held advisory and/or consulting roles with GroveStreet, ILPA, AIC, and others. For nearly four years, she was principal and director with Knightsbridge Advisers, a venture capital fund of funds, where she was responsible for investor relations and marketing efforts.

Previously, Susan also served as the Director of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center (TPEC), a thought-leadership platform developed by the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and was co-founder and partner at Venture Archetypes, a San Francisco-based strategic advisory firm that worked with emerging technology and life sciences companies.

Her background also includes professional assignments with Intel; the German Ministry of Economics and Labor; Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany; and the US Peace Corps and United Nations in Mongolia.

She holds a BA from Drake University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.