Susan Kish is a skilled executive and entrepreneur with experience in banking, digital media and clean energy. Prior to becoming an Executive in Residence at Excel Venture management, she was the Head of Cross Initiatives at Bloomberg, leading a portfolio of strategic projects and building connections across the firm. Previously, Susan was the director of knowledge services at Bloomberg New Energy Finance and executive producer of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit.
Susan was both founder and chief executive officer of independent think-tank First Tuesday Zurich, established to support the development of knowledge sharing in sustainable energy, information technology and financial services. Forums, workshops and awards run by First Tuesday were attended by 23,000 people. Following its 2006 acquisition by global professional online network XING, Susan became XING’s head of network and community practice. Susan is also the co-founder and host of the annual European Energy Venture Fair in Zurich.
Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Susan spent 14 years in a variety of executive positions at UBS including global functional head of structured finance based in Zurich, plus executive positions in New York where Susan was responsible for the bank’s entry into new financial products and markets.