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Ita Ekpoudom


Career Profile
Ita is CEO of Tigress Ventures, an advisory and consulting firm with a mission to engage, educate and elevate the next generation of successful women entrepreneurs, professionals and investors.

Prior to founding Tigress Ventures, Ita served as Product Manager in the Reservations Solutions division of TravelClick, a leading provider of ecommerce solutions for hotels. She was responsible for the iHotelier central reservation platform including rates, reservations and inventory management capabilities.

Ita joined TravelClick from American Express where she served as Product Manager of Interactive Solutions within the company’s Global Corporate Payments group. She worked with cross-functional teams define digital strategy and end-to-end interactive experience in order to standardize Amex’s global digital footprint and improve the online experience for corporate Cardmembers.

Ita began her career at Goldman Sachs in New York. During her five years at Goldman, she spent two years as an Analyst in Credit Capital Markets and three years as a trader of Preferred Stock. She was promoted to Associate during her tenure.

Ita holds a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Psychology with a certificate in Finance from Princeton University.

Ita serves as Chair of the Women's Entrepreneurship Council at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. She is also Co-President of the Graduate Alumnae Board of the Princeton University Tigressions, an all female a cappella singing group. She served as Music Director for the group during her time as an undergraduate. She is also active in other aspects of the Princeton alumni community, including serving as co-Chair of the Class of 2003’s 10th Reunion. She is currently a member of the University's Committees on Reunions as well as the Ad Hoc Committee on Alumnae Initiatives. Additionally, Ita serves as a Class Ambassador for the Wharton Class of 2010 and is a member of the planning committee for the Class' 5th Reunion in May 2015.

Ita enjoys travel, tennis, and the performing arts.
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