With extensive experience in global risk management insurance solutions, Marianne has held many key client relationship roles during her career. Since leaving Norway in 1999, she pursued an international career. After completing her BA at Washington State University, following two masters in business and marketing in Australia, she joined a Global insurance brokerage firm in New York City. To provide additional value to clients and the Private Equity community, she founded Kontaktsource, a unique forum to support private equity deal flow and origination. Marianne has a passion for helping other women achieve career success, and founded the Growthsource Academy, a not-for-profit organization, to support women career and business growth. Growthsource Academy now supports women with workshops, mentoring and coaching worldwide. Prior to the inception of the Growthsource Academy, she also founded the Risk Leadership Development Program for Young Women at St. John’s University, which grew to an international coaching program, Rising Ztars, a 90 day leadership program, supporting students career growth.