Having studied finance and economics at Emory University, Christiana entered investment banking after graduation, but after four years, she knew she needed something else. Enthusiastic about technology, Christiana wanted to enter an industry that offered more space for growth and innovation. When a headhunter for Samsung NEXT came calling, she jumped at the chance, and hasn’t looked back.
Christiana is constantly interacting with players in the NYC tech scene. With big-picture thinking, Christiana keeps her ear to the ground to source promising SaaS-based startups and perform due-diligence, aiming to acquire the best for integration into Samsung products in support of the company’s broader goals. A recent notable acquisition was LoopPay, the basis for SamsungPay.