Lovina joined Movac as a venture partner in 2019 and is currently working on identifying investment opportunities for Fund 4. She is also serving on the investment committee for University of Auckland’s Return on Science fund, is an NZTE Beachhead Advisor and is a judge for the NZ Hi-tech awards.
Lovina spent the last 20 years working in global technology companies with experience ranging across product development, go-to-market execution and P&L management. Most recently she worked on the Alexa team to build out voice-based shopping services and was a speaker at international conferences evangelizing voice as the next technology platform. Prior to that, she pioneered Amazon’s move into the subscription economy by building a technology platform to allow both Amazon teams and external teams to rapidly launch and sell subscription products on Amazon. She managed the end to end business and scaled the P&L into a $300m+ USD.
At Microsoft, Lovina held several senior leadership roles focused on product innovation and building new monetization channels for both Skype and for Windows. She did an international tour of duty with the company working as Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft Latin America where she was responsible for the $1.3B in consumer revenue. At Starbucks she launched several technology innovation services including the in-store wifi network and Starbucks first “order by phone” offering.
Before leaving New Zealand, Lovina held roles as Director of Data Science for Colmar-Brunton research and was Head of Pricing for Vodafone.
Lovina has a passion for helping New Zealand tech companies compete internationally and has a special interest in AI-led technology companies.
MBA, Harvard Business School, Masters, Mathematics & Statistics University of Auckland.