Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
As Managing Director, Hope identifies and leads new investments, provides strategic and operational advice to Madrona portfolio companies, and fosters corporate and strategic business development relationships with larger companies and investors. Hope is also an active board member of three public company boards including Hasbro, New Relic and MongoDB. She shares her experience as an operating executive, investor and independent board member with the OBW participants and plays an active role in programming. Prior to joining Madrona in January of 2017, Hope held several high level executive positions with public companies. She was most recently the CFO of King Digital, the creator of Candy Crush and other successful mobile games, where she helped the company manage explosive employee and revenue growth, guided the company’s IPO and successfully completed a $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision in early 2016. Prior to King Digital, Hope was CFO at Clearwire, a telecom company that navigated the complicated world of spectrum, partnerships and competition as the modern wireless industry took shape.
Hope started her career as an entrepreneur and founder of SkillsVillage. A company she grew to 200 employees and $10 million in revenue. Hope has been named one of Fortune’s top 10 Women in Gaming, Puget Sound CFO of the Year for Public Companies, received a Top 50 Global Telecom CFO award from Global Telecom Business and has been awarded an Excellence in Finance Award from European-based Digital Masters.