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Aisha christian

aisha@bigtoothventures.com 

Aisha is a legal and business advisor to technology start ups, having last served as General Counsel and interim Head of People for Rent the Runway.  Aisha is also the Founder & CEO of Bigtooth Ventures, a company that provides funding for the purchase of stock options by current and former employees of pre-IPO / venture backed companies.   Aisha’s career has spanned diverse legal work focused on corporate transactions and employment to television production, in addition to advising senior management on key strategic initiatives and risk mitigation.  

Prior to joining Rent the Runway and founding Bigtooth Ventures, Aisha was Associate General Counsel at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search and assessment firm.  At Russell Reynolds, in addition to serving as legal advisor to the leadership team in the Americas, she also focused on employment, data privacy, compliance and commercial matters.  Before Russell Reynolds, Aisha was Senior Counsel at CNBC, serving as the lead attorney for “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer.”  Aisha started her legal career as a securities associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, following her tenure as a law clerk for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (then, Southern District of New York).

Aisha received her B.A., cum laude, from Wellesley College and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  Aisha is an avid skier and resides in New York City with her son.