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Debbie Brackeen, Managing Director, Head of Incubation in Citi Ventures

  • Debbie is responsible for driving growth through innovation by identifying and executing new business incubations in partnership with Citi businesses globally.

    Debbie joined Citi from HP, where she was most recently Vice President, Strategic Alliances responsible for HP’s worldwide relationship with Adobe. Prior to that Debbie was Vice President, HP Corporate Ventures, where her team incubated disruptive new business opportunities and managed HP’s relationship with the startup and VC community.

    Debbie is a versatile technology executive with over twenty years experience at Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley including Apple, Sun, Cadence and eBay. She has founded new ventures within large companies, and held executive roles in two VC-backed startups.
    Debbie graduated from Stanford University with a BA in American Studies. She serves on the board of directors of the SV Forum, a non-profit that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership around emerging technologies in Silicon Valley, and is an advisor and startup coach with Astia, a global not-for-profit dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures.