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Sharon McKenzie

Sharon McKenzie

NorwestConnect Program and Internal Events

Focus: Portfolio Services

Location: Palo Alto

Sharon has more than 20 years of venture capital marketing, management, and events experience.

Norwest offers a breadth of services to the firm’s portfolio companies. As part of the portfolio services team, Sharon manages NorwestConnect – Norwest’s executive briefing program that connects the firm’s portfolio companies to leading corporations in order to help entrepreneurs generate brand awareness and cultivate strategic business leads.  Sharon also oversees all internal events at Norwest. Her broad knowledge, expertise and years of experience in the venture capital industry provide a first-class touch to all partner days and internal events she manages.

Sharon has played an integral role in marketing at Norwest for almost two decades. She first joined the firm as an executive assistant to senior managing partner Promod Haque, and has subsequently served in multiple roles including Marketing Communications Manager and Director of Marketing throughout her tenure at the firm.

Get To Know Sharon

  • Do you have a favorite quote?

    “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

  • What was your most memorable concert?

    My first Day on the Green, July 1978 – Aerosmith, Van Halen, Foreigner, AC/DC and Pat Travers.

  • What are your interests outside of work?

    My dream truck is a '57 Chevy stepside; I bleed orange and black; music; photography; gardening; hiking; and walking on the beach.

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