Cindy Padnos: James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

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The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business , Carnegie Mellon
The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

Cindy Padnos (GSIA’ 80)
Founding Managing Director, Illuminate Ventures

In an interview with Audrey Russo, President, Pittsburgh Technology Council

- Wednesday, November 3, 2010
- 12:30 – 1:20 pm
- Posner Hall (Tepper), Room 152


Cindy Padnos is the founding Managing Director of Illuminate Ventures, focusing primarily on Internet, SaaS/cloud computing, digital media, technology-enabled services and mobile communications investments. Prior to founding Illuminate, Cindy was a Director of Outlook Ventures. Before entering the venture capital community Cindy gained almost 20 years of operational experience culminating in her role as founder and CEO of Vivant, an venture-based SaaS company. Prior positions include roles as President and CEO of Acumen (M&A),founding vice president of marketing at Scopus Technology (IPO) and management positions at IDE, Ingres and AT&T

Cindy earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Michigan and her MBA/MSIA with honors from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Tepper School and for Astia.

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