OVF Member Highlight
Alice Frentz, Managing Partner of Cortado Ventures
A seasoned emerging markets strategist and senior executive with over three decades in corporate finance, M&As, LBOs, venture capital and entrepreneurial endeavors, Alice has direct C-Suite experience on “both sides of the table”. Her knowledge extends across multiple sectors domestically and globally, with immersion and industry expertise in telecommunications and media, emerging technologies and online web-based platforms.
As CEO of a diversified investment holding company in Phnom Penh, Alice helped introduce automotive and hospitality global brands to Cambodia and opened market access for several of her private sector consulting clients to Laos and Myanmar. Alice has mentored entrepreneurial teams in Asia and the U.S. inspiring them to develop sustainable solutions and strategic alternatives to expand capacity, leverage existing resources, align core competencies and drive scalable growth trajectories to meet investor expectations.
Managing Partner of a newly formed state-wide Oklahoma early stage fund, Cortado Ventures, Alice was appointed to the Oklahoma Venture Advisory Council, where she serves on its Capital Access and Investor Relations Working Group.
A team mentor with Oklahoma Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program (OKEMP), she is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XII, served on Governor Frank Keating’s Task Force on Capital Formation, as director/officer of OVF and on the Oklahoma Business Finance Committee of Oklahoma Technology Development Corporation (now i2E).
Alice also is an Executive Partner with Magellan, a strategic leadership consultancy in Oklahoma City. Alice holds a BA in Politics/Economics from Boston University and an MBA in Finance and Corporate Strategy with High Distinction from Babson’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business. An avid traveler, Alice delights in discoveries near and far!