Diane Tarshis is a seasoned business advisor and founder of Startup Distillery.
At the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Diane discovered a research center on campus and, as a student consultant, she worked with a range of local Philadelphia entrepreneurs, writing business plans and providing strategic counsel. The experience changed her life (as well as her long-term career goals).
She spent years working on Wall Street in investment banking, then moved to Chicago to work in operations and treasury for various Chicago-based companies, some with operations overseas. But Diane always knew that she would go back to working with entrepreneurs, and so started her own business.
For the last 20 years, she has helped over 200 entrepreneurs start their business by pulling from the same skills she developed during her days at Wharton and her run through corporate America. Diane uses her unique mix of finance, retail, manufacturing and operations experience to help entrepreneurs distill their ideas into profitable, growing businesses.