Talent and Operations Partner, Fidelity International Strategic Venture
Laura is a Partner at Fidelity International Strategic Ventures where she focuses on Talent and Operations. She has supported the fund since its inception in 2018 bringing together a team that builds and invests in fintech businesses and technologies that are strategically important to Fidelity International. Her work with the portfolio focuses on supporting founders with their people strategy and she works with the likes of Moneybox, Hivemind, Primary Bid, SteelEye, Kuvera, Clear and others on topics including hiring, organisational design and reward as well as coaching a number of senior executives and emerging talent.
Prior to establishing FISV, Laura was Talent Partner for Eight Roads, the $6bn AUM global venture capital business. In that role she advised portfolio companies on board composition and hiring and worked to build out the investor and functional talent for the platform. Laura spent the first ten years of her career at Executive Search firm Spencer Stuart where she worked in the financial sponsors practice supporting the growth and diversification of alternative asset managers and helping to build Boards for their portfolio companies. She has a Masters degree from Edinburgh University where she studied Modern European Languages and has lived and worked in Argentina, France and Spain. Laura is in the process of qualifying as a Meyler Campbell Executive Coach and is a member of the ICAS.