Susi Burke

Strategic/Tech Advisor

Phin , Kikori and a few other tech startups as a strategic and tech advisor. Phin helps companies "do good" by sponsoring impactful causes that make a difference in their community. Kikori is an ed-tech company that is transforming education by making learning fun and connecting students socially and emotionally.

A strategic advisor helps a company focus on the right things to make it successful. After 30 years in tech, I can spot opportunities to go after and possible problems to avoid or minimize.

Tech is a world that is constantly changing so there are always opportunities to learn and grow. The startups that I work with are all engaged on a mission to make the world a better place through technology so there is a lot of satisfaction is helping them do that.

I collaborate with teams and help them think through what their goals are as a company and how best to achieve them. I help put processes in place that allow them to reach those goals. I also help them make technology and product decisions that ensure they create products that are useful and make users smile!

I started my journey in tech over 30 years ago as a software engineer. After a number of years developing systems, I moved into a more product based role, determining how best to meet customers' needs as Director of Product and part of the executive team. As a key part of a small company, I learned how business operates and now share that knowledge as well as technical expertise with startups that want to have a positive impact on the world.

My personal mission is to shine a light on people, organizations and systems that promote diversity of thought and opportunity for all, in order to have a positive, meaningful impact on the world. I plan to spend a lifetime learning, being creative and tackling new challenges.

I love photography, travel and hiking and like best when I can combine all three into an amazing trip! Photography allows me to view the world through a different lens (yes, pun intended!). To be creative and look at nature, people and buildings from unusual perspectives.

"I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples" -Mother Theresa