Rudina leads Fairhaven’s investments in marketing tech, digital media and IoT/Robotics. Her portfolio of investments includes Celtra, CrowdTwist, Jibo, SocialFlow, and Statisfy. In addition to investing, Rudina helps her portfolio companies with strategic direction and growth strategy, building boards and executive teams, strategic partnerships and lead generation. Rudina also serves as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Harvard Business School.
Previously, she was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Development Group at Microsoft Corporation. In this position, Rudina was responsible for sourcing, structuring, and negotiating Microsoft’s acquisitions and strategic investments including acquisitions such as iView Multimedia, Deep Metrix, Massive and Lionhead Studios. Prior to Microsoft, she worked as an investment banker in the Technology Group at Credit Suisse.
Rudina serves as a Member of the Board of Overseers for Boston Children’s Hospital, as a Member of the Board of Advisors for L’Oreal’s Women in Digital, and as a Member of the Board of Directors at MITX. She is also a 2011 Boston Business Journal 40-under-40 honoree for her professional accomplishments and community involvement and a 2014 Women to Watch honoree by Mass High Tech.
Rudina graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations, and received her MBA from the Harvard Business School. She has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.