Susan Stella is the Founder/Owner of Stella Advisors, LLC, providing strategic consulting to the private equity and venture capital industry. Her clients include multi-billion-dollar private equity funds, up-and-coming venture funds, and industry associations. Previously, Ms. Stella was Principal and Director with Knightsbridge Advisers, Director of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center, Marketing Co-Chair of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association, and Partner at Venture Archetypes, a strategic advisory firm. Her background also includes professional assignments with Intel; the German Ministry of Economics and Labor; Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany; and the United Nations—as part of a three-year stint living and working in Mongolia.
A 2003-2004 alumna of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, she holds a BA from Drake University and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is proficient in both German and Mongolian.