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Beth Polish

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Previously SVP, Hearst Corporate Innovation, Hearst. Previously President, The Critical Junctures Group LLC. Harvard Business School grad.

Previously SVP, Hearst Corporate Innovation, Hearst. Previously President, The Critical Junctures Group LLC. Harvard Business School grad.

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Advisor

ERANYC, Springboard, TechStars NY, Vital Score, WAHVE, Skai

Positions

SVP, Hearst Corporate Innovation Hearst 2008 - 2013
President The Critical Junctures Group LLC 2001 - 2008
CFO Goldman Sachs Ventures 2000 - 2001
President Dreamlife, Inc. 1998 - 2000
Managing Director, New Media KPMG US 1997 - 1998
Founding CFO and SVP, Corporate Development iVillage, Inc. 1995 - 1997
Vice President Bannon & Co. 1992 - 1995
Producer Producer 1989 - 1992
COO/Vice President Rabbit Ears Productions 1988 - 1989

Education

Franklin & Marshall College Anthropology
Harvard Business School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Education
  • • Fashion
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Payments
  • • Social Impact
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel
  • • Mobile
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Medical Devices

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David Ronick
We worked together  •  CEO and Co-Founder, CreatorBox and Mentor, advisory board member, Mentor, coach and advisor to startups. Harvard Business School grad.
Beth was on the advisory board of my first venture, and she's amazing. Super smart, well-connected, and a pleasure to work with. She's been ... a friend for over 5 years.
Lennart Almstedt
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Executive Partner, Facesso AB and Founder & CEO, Almstedt & Partners AB.
Beth has a unique insight into how to manage corporate innovation and renewal on a global level, i.e. how to manage leadership and strategy ... to bring todays companies into the future. Her openness and interest in people adds value to all key dialogues.
Chris Drury
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Visa and Operations, BPM, HCM Consultant, Various Clients. Drexel grad. Penn State grad.
Beth is an incredibly generous, patient and creative mentor. She looks at emerging technologies and trends and inherently distills them into ... practical business ideas. She truly brings out the best in teams. I go to her for decisions big and small and she has never failed me.
Rick Smith
We worked together  •  Co Founder, CloudDDM and Best-selling Author, Rick Smith, LLC. Kellogg grad. University of Florida grad.
Beth is a great entrepreneur, but she is unique in that she really understands how larger companies work, and what motivates top executives ... (who are often customers of entrepreneurs).
dawn barber
We worked together  •  co-founder, NY Tech Meetup. Previously gadgetoff princess, Gadgetoff.
Beth is super smart, has a deep enthusiasm for working with entrepreneurs and would be an asset for any company in helping them plan their f ... inancial and strategic future.

Lennart Almstedt
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Executive Partner, Facesso AB and Founder & CEO, Almstedt & Partners AB.
My experience with Lennart is that he has good ideas and can clearly think them through and then communicate them effectively with others to ... bring them along. And while he is analytical isn't caught in analysis paralysis. He's very focused on making them happen and my sense is that he can pivot when he needs to.