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Managing Director, Investments
Alison is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, structuring investment terms and accelerating portfolio companies through active board participation. Since joining Connecticut Innovations in 2017, Alison has led investments in Intellihealth, LookOptic, NutritionRX, Oova, Invixium, Voiceitt, Aberdeen/The Big Willow, Lifestyle CX, Shop Tomorrows and others. Alison has a strong background in financial management, sales, strategy and capital raising. She is the co-founder of Connecticut’s women investor network, Tidal River, and serves as a regular speaker, judge and member at several entrepreneur organizations, including Golden Seeds, Angel Investor Forum, Ladies Who Lead, UConn and Springboard Enterprises.
Alison contributes to CII’s expertise in tech with more than 20 years in the industry. Alison was the CEO and co-founder of Design2Launch (D2L), a leading Connecticut-based tech startup in workflow collaboration for the pharma industry, with two successful exits, to Eastman Kodak Company in 2008 and Danaher in 2018. Alison started her investing career at the Slovak American Enterprise Fund in Slovakia. She was the managing director and partner at Trimodia, where she invested in and created a portfolio of startup companies. She worked for GE Capital and General Electric and graduated from GE Capital’s business financial management program. She was the chief financial officer of the NBC Retail Experience Store in NYC and integrated the acquisition of the Mexican bank Banco Alianza with GE Capital Mexico.
Alison was trained in process reengineering through GE’s Six Sigma program and led a management consulting practice for Arthur Andersen Management Consulting. Alison graduated from Boston College.
- B.A., Boston College
- General Electric Master Black Belt™ Six Sigma™ Certification