Suzanne is the Founder of www.BUILD.org, a nationally recognized social enterprise which provides real-world entrepreneurial experience to empower youth from under-resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their communities, and succeed professionally.
Under her leadership, Suzanne took the idea from concept to multi-site national organization with over 100 full-time employees and raised over $50,000,000 from philanthropic sources. She built a world-class board that included Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter and Square), Gideon Yu (former CFO of Facebook and President of the San Francisco 49ers), Jim Ellis (Assurion) and Emily Chang (Bloomberg West Anchor and Author of Brotopia). Additionally, she was able to bring other founders into the BUILD ecosystem as honorees and investors including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Brian Chesky (AirBNB), Ben Silberman (Pinterest), Aaron Levie (Box), Tien Tzuo (Zuora) and Katrina Lake (Stitchfix).
Suzanne is a gifted teacher and lecturer on diverse topics. She pioneered the first course in Social Entrepreneurship for law students at Stanford Law School and is currently a Lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Suzanne is an elected member of the Young President’s Organization, www.YPO.org, the premier global leadership organization for chief executives where she has served as a Forum Moderator facilitating high level strategic and deeply personal conversations.
In 2019, Suzanne founded Mayacamas Partners, a unique consultancy which propels clients to achieve audacious goals. Mayacamas works with a select group of diverse clients from grass-roots organizations to multi-billion dollar public companies to unlock innovation, inspiration and impact.
Suzanne earned a dual degree from Brown University and a JD from Stanford Law School where she was a member of The Stanford Law Review. She has successfully completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Strategic Perspectives in Management.