Valerie is a Vice President in Verizon's Strategy and New Business Development team with a focus on 5G, mobile edge compute, and growth initiatives across Verizon's business units and its global network and technology assets. Previously, Valerie served as COO in a technology start-up, as an Associate Partner in McKinsey's High Tech practice in New York and Beijing, as a policy advisor to the International Telecommunication Union, and as Adjunct Faculty at Free University Berlin. Valerie holds an M.Sc. in business management and a M.A. from University of Muenster, a Ph.D. from Free University Berlin, and an Executive Certificate in Technology and Operations Management from MIT.