Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Ep 13 – Christina Troitino, Director of Strategy and Operations at Morning Brew

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EPISODE 13 – Christina Troitino, Director of Strategy and Operations at Morning Brew

Meet Christina Troitino, the director of strategy and operations for the startup Morning Brew. Christina tells her story about shamelessness, breaking the rules, agency, and surmounting her background prior to attending Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How her Hispanic background and witnessing her family living under the Hugo Chavez regime gave her context to understand how unfair the world can be

  • That being aware of power constructs, especially in “unfair” spaces

  • How her job at Amazon showed what happens when employees are not treated their best to move forward goals effectively

  • The value in accepting the “rules of the road” within power dynamics

  • The shameless way she secured having dinner with Martha Stewart at the Sundance Film Festival

  • Her writing experience as a Forbes contributor on the food business

  • What percentage just asking plays in creating new opportunities

  • How breaking the rules serves her career

  • The two Stanford GSB events she helped create at the start of the pandemic

  • How Paths to Power techniques enabled her to move from her first to her current job

  • How she leveraged her role internally consulting for executives at YouTube to accelerate her career

  • The importance of being willing to promote yourself, being boldly confident in yourself, and visualizing outcomes



Christina Troitino is a media strategy and tech professional and the Director of Strategy and Operations at Morning Brew. Prior to her current role, Christina worked as a Strategy & Operations Lead at YouTube, where she served Google and YouTube c-suite members in strategic annual planning and operations amid the rise of TikTok. Christina also draws experience from her positions at Meta, General Assembly, and Amazon.

When Christina is not thinking about the future of media, she is thinking about food: She made it to the Top 100 home cooks on MasterChef Season 6 (ranking against 44,000 entrants), she was the subject of an ABC Family pilot about professional women who cook, she was a 
Forbes.com contributor of 60+ articles and interviews (including: Rene Redzepi, Nathan Myhrvold, Jennifer Garner, RZA, etc) and she founded food site Pâté Smith, aimed at inspiring young people to cook (2.7MM PVs 2015 - 2017).

Christina has an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and a BA from New York University. She is originally from Albany, NY.  


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