Christine Kenna joined IGNIA in 2011 and focuses on managing portfolio companies and evaluating new investment opportunities.
She works closely with entrepreneurs in strategic planning, critical problem solving, and operational issues. Christine leverages her operating experience gained from running the marketing and sales operations of EF Education First, the world´s largest private international education company, where she was a key figure in managing the company´s turnaround in Mexico.
Previously, while working at Google during the company´s IPO, she developed international growth strategies and helped resolve human capital management challenges. As Managing Director of The Guggenheim Foundation in Mexico, Christine became familiar with challenges faced in Mexico as she helped street children reintegrate into society, and worked with Mexican public schools and teachers to implement innovative learning methods.
As a Senior Associate at The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting firm, she learned rigorous financial analysis and applied herself to resolving international marketing issues for Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Christine graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and International Relations, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a member of the Kauffman Fellows VC network.