Susan Holgate is Senior Director of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships at the Columbia Climate School. Prior to joining Columbia University, she headed up Business Development Mission Markets; an impact investing platform. Susan's 30 years of experience in finance included the co-funding of the global institutional brokerage firm, TIR Securities in 1989. In 2000, TIR was acquired by E*TRADE Financial, where she assumed the role managing director of the global institutional brokerage team overseeing 400 institutional clients.
At E*TRADE, Susan played an instrumental role in various acquisitions for the institutional group, including companies in Canada and France. Her Board seats include The Tibet Fund, of which she's also the Treasurer and 3Generations.