Brianna McDonald, Regional President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest, “Creating Solutions Through Entrepreneurship for our Regional Challenges”
Brianna currently leads as President the Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum angel investment community, the largest and most active venture investor globally, comprising over 50 chapters, with over 2,500 active members investing over $75 million annually into over 180 companies. Brianna is also an active advisor to Keiretsu Capital in supporting due diligence, co-investments, and syndications for each of their Co‑Investments Funds.
Brianna has been an active leader and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Seattle in 2005, and supporting its growth to become the largest and most active group globally. She has proven specifically adept at screening companies for angel investment, coaching companies on presentation and investor relations, sales strategy execution, relationship management, and leading due diligence teams. Brianna has established a reputation for achievement in all phases of the Keiretsu process: risk management, market anticipation and response, regional/national business development, organizational development, angel investing, and overall enterprise management.
Brianna brings an impressive record of leadership in both the private and public arenas. She has proven herself the consummate professional through her ability to build and develop diverse, productive, and loyal teams through consensus building and mutual respect. She has shared this focus on team building with members and clients so that, whatever their role is in Keiretsu, they feel valued and important.
Brianna believes that business leaders should also be community leaders. As such, she sits on a variety of public and nonprofit boards, is a dedicated charity fundraiser, and a mentor to business and entrepreneurial educational programs, including the University of Washington and Seattle University.
Brianna and her husband live in Seattle with their three young children.