Before joining Bridgewater, Gretchen worked at CBRE’s in their Global PMO where she provided strategic and governance oversight and accountability to the global, multi-year, multi-phased Salesforce initiative for business case validation, program roadmap development, and capital and expense tracking at the program level. Its objective was to enable a single view of the client across lines of business and geographies.
Gretchen began her professional career at Southern California Edison (SCE) as an intern. In time, she became an Executive Director who held leadership roles in both Corporate Finance and its IT Organization. In these roles, she provided strategic direction and management oversight that resulted in multi-million-dollar savings and operational improvements across the organization.
Gretchen holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State University, Long Beach and completed the Executive Program in Information Technology at the University of Chicago. Further, she pursued graduate-level studies in Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds an Incident Command System certification and a Process Master Curriculum credential.
In her downtime, Gretchen enjoys helping others through philanthropic outreach ministries to help those in need.