Donna Ewart has been working with the entrepreneurial community in the Silicon Valley since rejoining IBM in 1999. Most recently, as a Partner with IBM’s Venture Capital Group since 2005, Donna’s primary focus is on fostering relationships with innovative startups and helping those companies partner with IBM. Donna is the team lead of a dedicated group of Partner Executives who work exclusively with venture backed companies and winners of IBM SmartCamps in North America, providing business development and strategic partnership guidance to select companies. Over the years, Donna has created and executed several offerings for emerging businesses, including most recently, IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program, SmartCamps and SmartCamp Global Finals in North America.
Donna has over 25 years experience in IT with IBM, Novell and others, with leadership roles including technical, marketing/sales, management and business development. Previous roles include Director of Hospital Information Management Systems at a hospital in the Central Valley, CA and Systems Analyst for a Fortune 500 company.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Sciences from Menlo College.