Christina serves as a strategic advisor and management consultant to consumer and technology growth companies, business leaders and government organizations. Ms. Laskowski has extensive business development, operations management, and strategic execution experience. Her career includes 16 years as an investment and M&A banker at ValuQuest International, FBR Capital Markets, East Peak Advisors and Pacific Growth Equities; and three years in equity research at Hambrecht & Quist. She has served more than 60 clients helping to raise in excess of $2.0 billion.
Ms. Laskowski is also President of STAC Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization that serves as an advisor to government and business leaders, community and grassroots organizations, and educational institutions in the Philippines and US. In 2009, following the execution of an MOA with the Philippine government, STAC SV presented the strategic plan to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Philippines. STAC SV set the groundwork in 2010. In 2011, it developed the ON3 Acceleration program which served as the initial funding platform for emerging growth companies generating international funding for 5 companies in 18 months. Inspired by STAC’s ON3 program SMART, Globe and Novare, the corporate sponsors of ON3, launched the first angel funds in the country in 2012.
Christina serves as an advisor to a number of start-ups, is an advisory board member of USF’s entrepreneurial program, and a mentor with FT Accelerator (Fashion Technology) in Silicon Valley. She is a community member of ASTIA and contributor to TheFunded.com. She has also served as an M&A consultant to Plug and Play Tech Center.
In 2010, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Christina with the Golden Heart Award, Rank of Grand Officer. The same year she served as a Balik Scientist (return Scientist) awardee of the Philippine Department of Science & Technology. In 2011, Filipina Women’s Network recognized her as one of the “100 Most Influential Filipinas” in the United States.
- Company:STAC-Silicon Valley
- Short Bio:President