Christé enjoyed a long career raising equity capital for growth companies in the technology, healthcare, and consumer sectors. Her experience enables her to bring a unique combination of finance, marketing, and relationship-building skills to the role of Capital Development Program Manager at Maryland’s Department of Commerce. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to have a positive impact on the trajectory of Maryland’s emerging growth ecosystem, and ultimately the long term economic outlook of the state. She holds an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School, and a BA in French Language and Literature from Boston University. When not at work she cooks, herds children, and obsesses about the contemporary alternative music scene.