Since coming to the States as a Vietnamese refugee in 1975, Christina believes in giving back to her community. She is the co-founder and managing partner of Kylan Ventures, a premier venture studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that uplifts the talent and innovation of Vietnamese entrepreneurs globally. Christina is also a strategic advisor and business development executive with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, engineering, construction, management consulting, venture capital and private equity, and an advisor at several venture capital funds, including How Women Invest and Stormbreaker Ventures.
“I love helping entrepreneurs succeed and fulfill their dreams by taking their companies to the next level,” she says. “I praise other women, celebrate and amplify their success, help them with connections and introductions, recommend them for opportunities, provide mentorship, encourage them to take on more challenging roles, and support their initiatives.”
Previously, she held senior business development executive roles at Johnson & Johnson, Parsons Corporation, Robert Half, Tatum, and Kranz. In addition to her work, Christina serves on several boards, including the non-profit How Women Lead and Hands Deliver. She was awarded “Most Influential Women in Business” in 2016-17 by the San Francisco Business Times. Christina co-chaired the Association for Corporate Growth’s M&A West Coast Conference 2012-2021, and the Women on Boards 2020 Conference in San Francisco 2017-2020. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and French from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in corporate finance from Johns Hopkins University. She is based in San Francisco.Find her on Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn