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Vanessa Colella

Vanessa Colella

Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer Citi


With 25 years of leadership experience working at the intersection of media and technology, Vanessa Colella has a unique experience and perspective that draws upon both operating and strategic roles.

She Is an analytical thinker and a quick learner, with a high tolerance for ambiguous, rapidly evolving situations. She is relentlessly bottom-line driven, having run several businesses in turnaround situations.

Vanessa has managed traditional sales and marketing as well as next-generation business functions including data and analytics. She is a passionate leader, having successfully built and inspired teams in a wide variety of circumstances.

In addition to her corporate experience, Vanessa is a published author and a former high school teacher.

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