Welcome Victoria Lopez-Negrete
“I think there are those individuals who are intimidated by really smart, talented people. But for me, surrounding yourself with great talent is the key to success.”
— Monika Chiang, fashion designer
Much like our portfolio companies, venture investing is a people business. The more talented and experienced the team, the higher the value for portfolio companies, the investment firm, and its investors. Individuals with deep experience in the industries targeted for investments create great advantages for capital deployment.
Whether it is actively working a network for deal flow, understanding how to best vet a potential portfolio company, leaning in to accelerate business development, or going deep on an issue, the component of human capital paired with an investment can and should be a multiplier to the financial capital itself.
As we continue to see great companies for potential investment and expansion of our portfolio, we will simultaneously seek to add great talent to the team. Today, I am happy to announce that Victoria Lopez-Negrete has joined MissionOG as a venture partner.
Victoria is an experienced senior leader in global Fortune 500 business environments. Prior to joining MissionOG, she was senior vice president and general manager of North America at Western Union. In this position, she directed US domestic and international money transfer, bill payments, and money orders as well as money transfer for Mexico and Canada. Before Western Union, Victoria was director of account services and operations at Lopez Negrete Communications, the largest independent, Hispanic owned marketing agency. Prior to that, she was an executive director at Citigroup and a general manager at MasterCard International where she launched the operation in Mexico.
Victoria will assess deal flow, lead diligence on potential investments, and work with companies post-investment, specifically in the payments, lending, and money transfer sectors.
We are excited to work with and introduce to our companies a great operator who has deep experience and a powerful network. Please join me in welcoming Victoria to the MissionOG team.