With a BA in international political economy from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard, Laurie got her start working with VCs and consultants around the world, from China to Latin America. Eager and interested in delving deep into the startup atmosphere, for Laurie, SamsungNext was simply the perfect opportunity.
Working on the Partnerships Team means Laurie spends much of her time in meetings, collaborating with internal teams—like the M&A, Growth Opportunities, and Ventures Teams—as well as entrepreneurs and major Silicon Valley players. With frequent trips to meet with the global business units in Korea, Laurie's role is an exciting mix of strategy and execution.
“It’s been a really fun journey working with my colleagues, who are extremely experienced VCs, getting to know all the different verticals and investments—taking deep dives into everything from AR and VR to blockchains and AI.”
“It’s an intellectually challenging environment that's also extremely friendly and open. It’s the first place I’ve worked where I truly felt like I have good friends that I can hang out with.”