Palo Alto, California, US

Rose's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

About Rose

Hi, I'm Rose! I'm looking for a technical co-founder in building a peer to peer marketplace. My strengths are on the business side, and I'm in the camp that doesn't believe in business school. I'd rather spend that time building a company, and I feel like you learn much more in the real world anyway.

I graduated from Columbia with a major in Economics and then went on to work in Mergers and Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan on Wall Street. After my stint as an Investment Banker I went on to work as a Hedge Fund Analyst in the Tech space. My strengths are in business analysis, I can pick apart most companies and industries. More importantly I think I'm fairly resourceful - happy to share stories about the time I stopped a plane from taking off, and how I talked myself into an invitation to the Emmys.

I left my cushy job in Finance because I believe in building something, and sometimes when I feel childlike and idealistic - I believe in taking a shot at changing the world. I'd like to think that I'm not motivated by ego and I'm looking for someone like minded. I'm also looking for someone with strong technical skills, who's resistant to trends and catch phrases, passionate, and resourceful. The last part is really important. In building a company we both won't know the answers to everything or actually most things (haha) - I'm looking for someone who has the courage to say "yeah, I don't know, but I'll figure it out".

I also like to travel. I've been to over 35 countries in the world. Sometimes I like to travel alone, sometimes with friends. I avidly experiment with different types of food. I love ruins. I've sung at Ocktoberfest in Munich and bribed myself into a cock fight in the middle of the jungles of Bali. Maybe that says something about my personality?

Always happy to meet up, chat, and answer questions.