Lauren Rodriguez

Senior Director, Partnerships​

Lauren joins the Corporate Partnerships team where she will support relationship management and business development related responsibilities for corporate clients and investors across the Center, Asset Management, and other firmwide business partnership opportunities.

Prior to joining CLP, Lauren spent 5 years at ZX Ventures, the corporate venture group of AB InBev, where she worked with over two dozen startups as an operating partner and investment principal. Most recently, Lauren developed and led ZX’s investment thesis in circular solutions for the future of food and beverage. 

Prior to ZX, Lauren had a brief stint with a (failed) food startup, led oil spill preparedness efforts for the major operators in the Gulf of Mexico, and started her career as a management consultant. 

She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BBA from Emory University. 

Prior to joining CLP, Lauren spent 5 years at ZX Ventures, the corporate venture group of AB InBev, where she worked with over two dozen startups as an operating partner and investment principal. Most recently, Lauren developed and led ZX’s investment thesis in circular solutions for the future of food and beverage. 

Prior to ZX, Lauren had a brief stint with a (failed) food startup, led oil spill preparedness efforts for the major operators in the Gulf of Mexico, and started her career as a management consultant. 

She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BBA from Emory University. 

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