Irina spent first 15 years of her career performing investment research and due diligence for institutional investors, such as Metropolitan Life Insurance, YMCA Retirement Fund and The Juilliard School endowment. In 2015, Irina joined Artivest, a fintech startup, which propelled her into the world of startups. After spending two years with Artivest, Irina left to start her own consulting firm cultivating growth for seed-stage companies. Irina has consulted with fintech, life sciences, consumer device and social media companies. 

Irina holds a BS in finance from Rutgers University School of Business and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. She is passionate about providing education and growth opportunities to low-income communities and has volunteered for iMentor and Upwarldly Global.