“Entrepreneurs need a bridge between their dreams and reality,” says Colleen Killen-Roberts, vice president of entrepreneurship at the Edward Lowe Foundation. “And that’s where operational expertise comes in. Operations is about creating the necessary infrastructure to take the entrepreneur’s ideas and make them happen.” In this series of articles, Killen-Roberts shares insights gleaned from more than 25 years of operational and fiscal management experience at second-stage companies.

Colleen Killen-Roberts
Divisional Vice President of Entrepreneurship