CEO & FOUNDER, DYNAMICALLY SPEAKING
professional presenter and actor
Fluent in the languages of Strategy, Corporate Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Surina's passion is guiding CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs and investors to presentation excellence when the stakes are high. Private clients include industry thought leaders delivering Keynote speeches at Deutsche Bank, Cisco, LinkedIn and the Hoover Institution. Surina has also prepared business executives for media interviews on Bloomberg West, MSNBC, CNBC, Nightly Business Report and WealthTrack.
Before launching Dynamically Speaking, Surina held executive-level positions in Corporate Finance, Structured Finance and Institutional High Yield Bond Sales for The Brenner Group, Coast Partners Securities and Union Bank Capital Markets Group. She has helped companies and tech start-ups across diverse industries raise over $1 billion in investment capital. Surina has personally participated in numerous investor Roadshows across multiple cities over the years. Notable private placement financings Surina has arranged include $87 MM to fund the first Sprint PCS affiliate.
Surina is a professional presenter and an accomplished professional actor since 2004. Her commercial television acting credits include "Imagine", a Super Bowl commercial for 3M filmed at special effects studio, Industrial Light and Magic.
From 2005 to 2012, Surina held positions as Executive Committee Co-Chair for the San Francisco and San Jose Chapters of Business Forums International. She has been a Mentor at The Founders Institute and is an Ambassador to Water for People, after serving on the Board. Dynamically Speaking donates a portion of profits to this international development organization solving the global water crisis.
Surina received an MBA in Finance degree from Golden Gate University and graduated Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Accounting. Her undergraduate education was self-funded with monies received from speech competitions, scholarships, grants and part-time work at Macys.