Helen DiStefano
Business Development

Helen is responsible for business development targeting mid-to-large-sized companies. A results-driven sales and business development professional with 25+ years of experience, Helen most recently worked as Strategic Director of Partnership Sales at Scitent, a leading eLearning technology company based in Charlottesville, VA and as Director of Business Development for the San Francisco-based start-up Social Finance (SoFi), a leading online personal finance company. Before this, Helen was a member of the advertising and media sales industry for many years while working for some of the world’s top media brands including TIME, Fortune, Money, and Sports Illustrated.  Helen also spent 15+ years in account management for BusinessWeek’s advertising sales organization in the Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, DC markets. During her tenure at BusinessWeek, Helen oversaw all aspects of the advertising sales efforts while calling on global companies in various industries, including professional services, technology, defense, pharmaceutical, financial services, travel, automotive, education, telecommunication, non-profit, and energy.  Early in her career, Helen lived in Chicago and held sales positions at IBM and ADP. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, she lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two daughters.