As Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Syniverse, Erin Linch manages strategy initiatives that focus on global strategic planning, new technology, mobile, and market trends, and include areas such as the industrial internet of things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and global connectivity solutions. Ms. Linch joined Syniverse in 2017 following more than a decade in the financial services industry, where she worked with organizations ranging from large global companies to Silicon Valley startups. Her experience includes serving as a Principal at Merchants Partners, advising financial technology companies; serving in a long tenure in management and business development at BCA Research; and serving in analytic positions at CW Financial Services, an affiliate of la Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, and the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Economic Policy. Ms. Linch is a Freeman Fellow, and she holds a B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley, a diploma in French and political economy from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, and an M.A. in international business diplomacy, German and European studies, from Georgetown University.