Kim Sanchez-Rael is the guest speaker for the Verge Fund Speaker Series, which is a partnership between New Mexico Tech and the Verge Fund. Kim has over 19 years of entrepreneurial start-up, executive management, policy and venture investing experience. She focuses on investments in optics, energy, and water. She has particular strengths in growing product-based companies; improving management, operations, and financing; and building public-private partnerships. Kim currently represents Flywheel on three company boards. Prior to Flywheel, she was a co-founder, investor and executive at Qynergy Corporation and served in executive management positions at Intel Corporation. Kim received a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University. 11 a.m. in MSEC 105.