Lauren Norelli is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for Milestone Aviation Group. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, mergers and portfolio acquisitions, new ventures and communications. In 2014, she managed a dual track initial public offering and private sale process for the company, which culminated in the acquisition of Milestone Aviation by GE Capital Aviation Services in January 2015.
Prior to joining Milestone in 2013, Lauren spent 10 years in corporate strategy roles. Most recently, she served as the head of strategic planning for Nike UK & Ireland, facilitating their business planning and execution in the lead up to the London Summer Olympics in 2012. Prior to her transfer to London, she held a similar role in New York City for Nike’s Cole Haan footwear and apparel brand, where she was responsible for long-range business strategy and implementation, in total serving the Nike organization for over 5 years.
Earlier in her career, Lauren held strategic planning and financial planning roles for three years with Godiva Chocolatier, then a subsidiary of the Campbell’s Soup Company, and with Tiffany & Co. She began her career with Deutsche Bank in 2002, as an analyst in the Industrials investment banking coverage group, where she gained business, capital markets, modeling and analytical training, which continues to serve her well to the present day. Lauren holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Columbia Business School, and an A.B. cum laude in economics from Princeton University.