Mar 5, 2021
Dr. Heidi talks with Brewer Stone, Partner of Nfluence Partners, and growing up in the diplomats world.
Born to a diplomatic family in Washington DC, moved to England at 4, India at 6, lived there 7 years. Parents then went to France, Austria, and Cyprus, where I spent extended holidays, while attending boarding schools. Then studied Rhetoric at UC Berkeley for BA, MA at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and PH.D. at Harvard focused on comparative political economy, China & India. Then moved to Shanghai China in 1994 to work with Prudential in investment banking, the to run Asia for them out of Hong Kong in 1998. Returned to the US in 2001, worked in investment banking, venture capital. Co -founded East Peak Advisors and built through acquisition by FBR in 2008. Joined Pacific Crest in 2011 to head all international business, which involved extensive global travel, especially to China, India, Brazil and Israel. Subsequently was a founding partner of Nfluence Partners in San Francisco, where I continue to focus on cross border transactions, primarily in software and clean technologies.
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