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A diverse, curious
and nimble

locally-driven and
globally-connected team

Sena Kwawu, Board Chair

Managing Director, Thamesford Associates

Sena is an operationally focused senior executive with 25+ years of experience in high growth and mature public companies. Prior to running his own enterprise in August 2022, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations at Frontdoor, Inc. where he led operational excellence across service operations and contractor relations across all 50 states. He led & drove the growth of the on-demand business, growing revenue 2X each year for 2 years while also leading the company’s Operations group deliver ~45% gross margins on a $1.6B revenue base. His prior global leadership roles include serving as SVP, Global Supply Chain Finance & Business Operations at Starbucks, SVP & Chief Procurement Officer State Street Bank and SVP, Global Sourcing and Finance Shared Services at Genworth Financial. Sena current serves on the board of Avista Corporation, an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy in three northwestern states and Alaska. He also serves on the board of the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of successful black executives in Corporate America. Sena considered himself a Pan-African. He was born in Ghana and spent his formative years in Kenya.