Alexandra O’Leary Marketing & Communications Director, Venture Forward

Alexandra O’Leary is the Marketing & Communications Director of Venture Forward, spearheading efforts to elevate brand visibility and tell impactful stories about the organization. With experience spanning over a decade, Alexandra’s expertise extends across industries.

As a communication consultant, she collaborated directly with early-stage VC firms, emphasizing the pivotal role of the VC-founder relationship and championing founder mental health. Prior to her consultancy role, Alexandra handled communications strategy at Opendoor, driving the platform’s nationwide expansion and orchestrating data-driven storytelling campaigns. Her journey also includes a stint in the music industry at Kobalt Music, where she advocated for artists’ creative rights. In agency roles, including at Edelman, Alexandra partnered with brands of all sizes, ranging from established giants like Adobe and Qualcomm to startups like Stash and organizations like Open Road Alliance, addressing systemic funding gaps in the impact finance ecosystem.

A Santa Clara University graduate, Alexandra’s passion for connecting people and brands, coupled with a commitment to mission-driven endeavors, perfectly aligns with Venture Forward’s dedication to fostering DEI in the VC world. 

Fun Facts About Alexandra

  • Avid reader
  • Skilled at creating the perfect playlist for any occasion
  • Perpetually planning the perfect dinner party