As Trusted Advisor, Surina has helped serial entrepreneurs raise over $1 BIL in growth capital across 21 industries, including AI, asset management, direct-to-consumer, cybersecurity, data analysis, e-commerce, fintech, IoT, machine learning, medical devices, risk management and wireless.
As a Motivational Speaker and Professional Actor, Surina has represented global brands (including Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, Schwab and VISA) in corporate film, commercial television and print campaigns.
Surina's unique qualifications include an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University and advanced theatrical study from renowned Shelton Studios. A SAG-AFTRA member from 2004 to 2021, Surina is represented by LOOK Talent in San Francisco.
As a volunteer Business Advisor to Eden Area ROP, Surina loves mentoring next-generation entrepreneurs to become leaders of integrity and innovation.
"Surina brings a rare and wonderful combination of attributes to her projects--she takes obvious pride and pleasure in her work, she earnestly seeks criticism rather than praise, and she takes full responsibility for the project, becoming an indispensable part of the team."
Mark Lyon, Creative Director & Film Maker, LYON
"Surina is a motivational speaker who delivers excellent business value! Cisco women leaders invited Surina to kick-off an important event as their featured Keynote speaker. With 200+ registered global participants, Surina delivered a killer talk with rich "edu-tainment" value to a packed room."
Roger Biscay, Senior Vice President of Global Risk Management and Treasurer, Cisco
Surina has proudly represented market-leading brands in television commercial, corporate film and print campaigns with professionalism, excitement and imagination
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