Tracey Riese


Tracey is president and founder of T.G. Riese &, a strategy consultancy advising boards and senior management teams of public and private companies, private equity, and venture capital firms, as well as academic, cultural, and youth service not-for-profits in the U.S. and internationally.

Tracey founded T.G.R. & in 1994 after almost 20 years as a senior executive in strategy and marketing roles at Y&R, Chemical Bank, RJR Nabisco, and Revlon. She started her career at Sotheby’s, where she helped launch the firm’s corporate art advisory service.

Tracey is also a managing director of Golden Seeds, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on diverse leadership teams. Her portfolio covers Artificial Intelligence (AI), art-tech, data analytics, block chain, and enterprise software. She serves on the board of Itemize, Inc., which provides AI solutions for financial transactions.

Tracey is also actively engaged in not-for-profit leadership. She is vice chair of the board of E.L. Education, a national nonprofit partnering with K-12 educators in hundreds of diverse schools and districts to achieve excellent equitable outcomes for all students. She also serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Museum and Sarah Lawrence College. 

Tracey holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. She and her husband live in New York City.

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