Krystina Benavides is a self-starter who embraces change and ambiguity. As an Innovation Advisor for SAP, Krystina combines her strategy mindset and enthusiasm for emerging technologies to provide a different perspective and ignite curiosity across different teams and accounts. After receiving her M.B.A. in 2018 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Krystina joined SAP through the IMPACT Leadership Rotational Program; a one year program designed to attract and develop SAP’s next generation of leaders. She did her first rotation in New York focused on strategy & corporate development, her second in Walldorf supporting operations for SAP’s top 18 strategic accounts, and concluded her year in New York in sales working with Verizon’s Global Account team. By working in these short rotation sprints, Krystina has mastered identifying opportunities quickly and developing creative solutions. Prior to SAP, Krystina had 5 years of experience working in sales, AML compliance, and marketing roles across various industries.
Seeking a new adventure, Krystina recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles. She spends her free time trying new foods and exploring all the hiking trails and beaches California has to offer.