Susan has been an senior operating executive, board member, advisor, and consultant in the technology, education, and services sectors, with commercial and social enterprises serving both B2B and B2C markets. She has worked with venture and private equity investors, participated in several liquidity events, and managed post-merger integration from both buy and sell sides. Her Newport Board Group clients are primarily technology, technology-enabled, and services businesses who want to accelerate top line growth, often in preparation for raising capital, acquiring, or exit. She helps them optimize existing operations; bring innovative, new digital products to market, and strengthen board, executive and team performance.
Susan’s career highlights include building a number of software and analytics businesses, one of which was sold to Oracle Corporation. She also co-founded Voxant, a pioneering digital media company, raising $25 million in investment and growing it to over 200 content partners and 35,000 syndication affiliates within the first year before it was acquired by Grab Media (now Blinkx). Most recently Susan transformed Network for Good, a SaaS business, generating dramatic growth and improved efficiency after several years of flat to declining performance.