Annie works on the Portfolio Growth team , where she collaborates in managing Sapphire’s network of Global 2000 CXOs. This network is the foundation for Sapphire’s CIO Innovation Index, an ongoing study of CIO engagement with venture-backed startups, as well as Sapphire’s annual CIO Summit for enterprise CIOs and startup CEOs.
Before joining Sapphire Ventures, Annie was a senior research analyst at Gartner’s Research Board: an membership organization for CIOs and other technology leaders. This team is responsible for Research Board products including: research deliverables, member events, tailored briefings, and regular member engagements. Annie led thought leadership projects and managed research cycles for several membership boards and topic areas, and, along the way, gained a deep interest in the intersection of business and technology.
Annie has a bachelor’s in history from Brown University, where she was also a backpacking trip leader, graphics editor for an online magazine, and (short-lived) student athlete. She remains an avid fan of illustration, water polo, and getting outside.