Lerk-Ling leads Guidewire’s venture investing efforts and drives acquisitions and strategic partnerships. She brings 20+ years of experience in enterprise software with a demonstrated track record of identifying new areas for investment and bringing new products to market. She was the first product management hire at Guidewire Software. Together with the company’s co-founders, she led product management of Guidewire’s flagship products — ClaimCenter and PolicyCenter — from initial concept to successful delivery for the first customers. Prior to Guidewire, she held product management leadership positions at Ariba and Health Hero Network. She was also previously in healthcare investment banking and equity research at Merrill Lynch. Lerk-Ling serves as an independent board member for Limelight Health, a growth-stage startup providing a modern quoting and renewal SaaS solution for employee benefits insurers and brokers to achieve higher sales and channel performance. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Harvard University.