Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic Partnerships, Mentoring, Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, Digital Currencies
Words of Wisdom
“Above all, try something.” – Franklin Roosevelt
“I’m passionate about creating win-win outcomes for everyone—from entrepreneurs to corporations to customers—to bring meaningful change to industries.”
Ian is head of Citi’s Global Lab Network and Acceleration Fund. He works with the innovation labs, venture investing team, Citi executives, and strategic partners to pursue important growth opportunities for Citi that require deep relationships, coordinated investment, and open collaboration. Ian helps lead Citi’s investments and activities in blockchain technology and digital cryptocurrencies.
Ian brings over ten years of experience in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship to Citi Ventures. Prior to joining Citi Ventures in 2014, Ian helped build the global innovation organization at Deloitte, a $34B professional services firm. He co-founded two startups, including a communications app and social enterprise, and spent more six years as a management consultant at Monitor-Deloitte.
He has an MBA from UC Berkeley and double bachelor degrees in Design Media Arts and Economics from UCLA, where he was president of Delta Sigma Pi and a managing director of UCLA’s nationally-ranked advertising team. As a resident of San Francisco, Ian is an avid sailor, and he has a passion for renaissance art and architecture, philanthropy, live concerts, and international travel.