Head of Americas
Uma is our Head of Americas. She is also an Advisory Partner at Sand Hill East, and a Principal for its VC fund, Bullseye Technology Ventures. Prior to these roles, Uma was an Executive Officer working with HSBC’s CEO and his management team to spearhead the bank’s turnaround of a negative margin business, operations and its risk environment. She spent most of her foundational years at Booz Allen Hamilton’s commercial business and Lockheed Martin focused on corporate strategy, operations and organizational effectiveness. She received her B.A. from Columbia University, M.P.A at Harvard and a Certification in AI from MIT.
She is passionate about helping others both in her work environments and beyond which has been the driving force for her ongoing advisory work with six start-ups poised to improve lives and democratize access to basic fundamental human needs. She is an avid mountain climber, budding surfer and a classics enthusiast. She is currently learning Python and dabbling in Turkish.