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Tracey Riese brings a multi-dimensional perspective developed over a 30+ year career covering a wide range of industries, serving in a variety of roles:
As an entrepreneur: Established T.G. Riese & Associates in 1994, one of the earliest business models for a “virtual” organization to deliver deep expertise in a wide array of functions as needed without building overhead. Company continues today as T.G. Riese &
As a senior executive at major corporations: Prior to starting her own company, Tracey worked at Revlon as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications Worldwide, a member of the Executive Committee, responsible for corporate relations, marketing communications, internal communications and community affairs; at RJR Nabisco as Vice President, Corporate Communications, responsible for corporate and CEO positioning; and at Chemical Bank as Vice President, Consumer Marketing Communications and then Vice President of Marketing in the Residential Mortgage division. Prior to that she was at Young & Rubicam and Burson-Marsteller, where she held progressively senior client management positions rising to Vice President, managing cross-disciplinary account teams for such clients as AT&T, Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson and Time Inc. Before joining the agency, she helped launch the corporate art advisory business at Sotheby’s. She began her career in book publicity at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
As a private investor and company director: Tracey invests in early stage companies through Riese & Others. She is also a managing director of Golden Seeds, an early stage investment firm, where she serves on the Screening Committee. Her portfolio focuses on enterprise software, media, marketing, retail, and big data. She serves on the board of Rapt Media, an enterprise software company whose interactive video technology platform is transforming the mobile video industry.
As a leader in not-for-profit governance: Tracey currently serves on the Board of Trustees and chairs various committees at the Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, E.L. Education and Sarah Lawrence College. She has previously served on the board of trustees of A Better Chance, Hunter College Foundation and Goddard College.
Tracey holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.