Sallie Jian

Sallie Jian

Head of Ventures North America at Diageo

Sallie is the Director, Head of Ventures North America, at Diageo. At Diageo Ventures, Sallie oversees Distill Ventures and Diageo minority investments in North America.

Formerly, she helped launch and was Head of SAP.iO New York (the corporate venture and innovation arm of SAP). In her role, she managed and ran programs for B2B enterprise software companies. She worked with SAP’s Corporate Development team on startup and growth equity investment and M&A opportunities.

Prior to SAP, Sallie was a VP at SeedInvest where she was Head of the Venture Capital team. She was also CFO and Head of Business Development at Savile Row Society, a men’s e-commerce startup, where she led firm initiatives around financing, revenue generation, customer acquisition, and business development.