Judy Wade, Co-chair, ’85 Economics

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Managing Director CPP Investments

Judy Wade leads Fuel, the McKinsey Company that helps startups and their investors accelerate their performance and get to the future faster.  Ms. Wade has deep expertise in new business building and acceleration, with a particular focus on consumer brands and organizational capability building.  Earlier in her career, she was a partner at McKinsey, a global management consulting firm, and before returning, she spent 10 years as a senior executive for hire, working with Kapor Capital, Bessemer, Venrock, and DFJ. Her roles included senior vice president of corporate development for Retail Solutions and president and CEO of AliveCor, the creator of the smartphone EKG. Ms. Wade is an active member in her community with a passion for education. In her spare time, she usually can be found chasing after her 15-year old daughter and/or her two rescue beagles, obsessively watching Cal football (or any sport for that matter), drinking wine, cooking, or trying to work off the effects of the previous two. She is a former trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation.