Chief Commercial Development Officer
Kiva is the Chief Commercial Development Officer at GE Ventures. Based in San Diego, she joined the team in 2016.
In her current role, Kiva is building a high-performing commercial development and market intelligence practice within GE Ventures. Together with her team, Kiva focuses on scaling GE Ventures’ commercial impact through ecosystem development, partnerships, and world-class programs. Prior to her current role, Kiva was a Managing Director of the Business Creation team.
Kiva started her career at GE in 1999. Prior to that, she was the President of Smart Cities and Industrial IoT for Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, where she helped strategic partners and cities drive digital transformation and connectivity adoption including LinkNYC. She also ran a startup, which delivered high-quality headphones and hearing devices to special needs children and adults, and held executive positions at Motorola and GE.
Kiva has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
In 2016, she was named to the list of Top 50 Industrial IoT 5G Industrialists and Innovators. She was also an honoree of the 2016 Women of M2M. Kiva holds a board seat on CleanTech San Diego and recently served on the board of Teen Volunteers in Action. She is a member of the EvoNexus Selection Committee and is a frequent guest lecturer and mentor at NU Kellogg, UC San Diego and Irvine Business Schools
She lives in San Diego with her husband and two sons. She is an avid skier and sailor, and loves to read. She started her career at Walt Disney World as a costume character—although she won’t reveal which one.