New York (December 8, 2021) – Willow, the leading provider of digital twin solutions for modern, efficient smart infrastructure and real estate, is strengthening its leadership team, with the appointment of Allison Lloyds as Global Head of Investor Relations and Capital Development.
In this newly formed role, Allison will be responsible for leading Willow’s global external capital activities, communicating with existing and potential shareholders, as well as future customers. This workstream will align closely with the North American Engagements team, where Allison will work together with Kevin Danehy, Willow’s North American CEO.
Prior to Willow, Allison’s expansive career included strategic roles at CBRE across multiple geographies, with a focus on real estate strategic planning/operational performance improvement for multinational clients. Allison will also leverage a clinical background in organizational psychology and change management. Her past focus centered on the “plasticity” of organizations, i.e. how adaptability, efficiency, and structural resilience could enable businesses to pivot, innovate and evolve as the world changes.
Commenting on why she joined Willow, “Post-pandemic I think so many of us took stock of life, and I truly missed the world of New York City real estate,” said Allison. “When I saw what Kevin had been doing om an international scale at Willow, I knew it was a sign to return back to my real estate roots – but with a very forward-focused and exciting tech narrative.”
Kevin Danehy, North American CEO said about the appointment, “I’ve had the pleasure of working together with Allison for over a decade prior to Willow. Her wealth of experience in real estate, as well as a clinical background in psychology combined with her diverse deep personal relationships, makes her the perfect leader to drive our global Investor Relations and Capital development team.”
Allison has already played a critical role in the company’s recent capital raising round, where Willow successfully raised in excess of US$43 million. The Pre-Series B, which was finalized in August 2021, will enable the scaled deployment of Willow’s software to a global customer base.