Brittany Richards Venture Director, Citi Ventures

Brittany is a dynamic business builder and change leader. She brings 15 years of experience working at the crossroads of innovative new business models and existing legacy systems and thinking. Brittany has identified and invested in disruptive business models and has translated them into existing businesses across different industries and sizes.

Currently, Brittany is a Venture Director at Citi Ventures. Her mandate includes identifying and investing in next generation and disruptive business models in the commerce, payments, financial technology, and digital spaces. Prior to Citi Ventures, Brittany was Citi's Head of North America Business Development for the Treasury and Trade Services business. This division has over $8 billion in revenue and focuses on serving the world's largest global corporations and financial institutions in over 100 countries. Her responsibilities included asset monetization, origination and execution of M&A transactions globally, and strategic partnerships. In earlier endeavors, Brittany founded an advisory practice, which she grew exponentially. She focused on individuals and small businesses to ensure they achieved their wealth and other strategic business goals. Brittany holds an MBA from Cornell University, and has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.