Suzanne Meyer


Professional Title: Co-Founder & Managing Director

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Currently with: SportSquare B.V.

Previously with: Commerzbank AG

THNK Connection: Creative Leadership Program

 

Suzanne is Irish, has studied in Germany, Switzerland, France and Singapore; worked in Germany and the Netherlands with responsibilities during her Corporate career in Western Europe and Asia. Her EMBA took her to Silicon Valley in 2010 and was the tipping point that led her to leave her Corporate Career for the Start-up / Entrepreneurial World.

 

Having fully immersed herself in both the corporate and start-up world, Suzanne has gained many practical insights. Experiencing how the start-up is struggling to build and scale, whilst large corporates are struggling to think and execute more like start-ups with respect to innovation and agility. Suzanne is Co-Founder and CEO of SportSquare and has had ample opportunity to apply her belief that ‘when there is a crisis, look for the opportunity’.

 

Following tragic events in 2015, Suzanne took a sabbatical in 2016 and travelled around the world. This brought Suzanne a backpack full of new adventures, encounters, and insights.  During her travels she also visited many children’s homes, schools, orphanages and had in depth discussions with university students in different parts of Asia. There are different ideas bubbling on what she can do to help and which she wants to explore during her studies at THNK.

 

Suzanne enjoys new initiatives and complex projects. At the same time she believes our expectations and technology are adding so many challenges to peoples lives, that it is important not to forget the basics. Focus on the core – in relationships, products, services and not get distracted with too many add on’s that can be fun for some, but alienate many. We are accelerating and whilst she gets energy from being part of that acceleration, her travels have reminded her that many are not equipped or able for the fast lane. As a Chinese philosopher once said “Less is more, more is less”.