Christy Maxfield, MBA, CFRE
As the CET Director of Entrepreneur Development Services Christy brings a unique combination of business planning, financial modeling, fundraising and business development experience to the Cortex Innovation Community. In addition to running CET’s flagship training program for entrepreneurs, Square One, she is responsible for an array of programs and services to support the entrepreneurs in residence at CET and throughout the St. Louis ecosystem. Christy is the co-creator and co-host of the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast.
Christy started her career in nonprofit management and transitioned to social entrepreneurship when she co-founded the Mission Center, L3C. After a brief engagement with Visiting Nurse Association to lead its public offering, Christy joined CET in June 2015. Today, she works with entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of advanced technology industries to promote the development of new high-growth companies in Missouri.
Christy is a member of the Forward Through Ferguson Board of Directors and an advisor to Mavuno, MEDLaunch and We Stories. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and her Bachelors in political science from Montclair State University.