Amy has over 18 years of operational and executive management experience in the high technology sector with specialties in cleantech and information technology. She helped found Clean Energy Trust with Mr. Pritzker and Mr. Polsky. Prior to Clean Energy, Ms. Francetic worked as an investment professional for MVC Capital, a publicly-traded private equity firm (NYSE:MVC), in their Chicago office. Before joining MVC, she commercialized R&D as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California and produced the prestigious wireless product launch event, DEMOmobile, for IDG Publishing with high-tech industry expert Chris Shipley.
Ms. Francetic served on the Board of Directors of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), a wireless games publisher, whose founder she advised during fundraising. Earlier in her career Ms. Francetic was Co-Founder and CEO of Zowie Intertainment, a high-tech toy company funded by Vulcan Ventures which spun-out of Interval Research. She sold Zowie to Lego Systems, the Danish toymaker, in 2000. Zowie employed RF sensing tags, a custom ASIC, and software to enable a natural interface for the PC for children. She began her career producing software for Electronic Arts and Hasbro Interactive.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Stanford University where she ran Varsity Track. She is a Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2011 Emerging Leader and serves on the Illinois Institute for Technology's Knapp Center for Entrepreneurship Board. She was recognized as a Woman to Watch by Crain's in 2011 and was named Prominent Woman in Tech at the 2013 ITA CityLIGHTS awards. Amy also received a Chicago Magazine Green Award in 2013.