Stacy Sutton

Stacy Sutton drives Georgia Oak’s growth by advising portfolio companies on their marketing strategies, as well as spearheading the firm’s communications with business owners and the broader deal community.

Prior to joining Georgia Oak, Stacy was Chief Marketing Officer for Rule 1 Ventures, a venture studio. There, she was on the Investment Committee and managed marketing for six portfolio companies. Before that, she served as Vice President of Marketing for the tech startups FactorCloud and Clean Hands – Safe Hands.

Earlier, Stacy founded Big Drum, a digital marketing agency, which she grew over nearly 15 years and successfully exited by selling it to a competitor. As one of the first experts in search engine marketing, she won a number of awards, including the international “Search Engine Marketer of the Year – Female” LANDY Award by Search Engine Land.

Stacy earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School and an M.A. in Communications Management from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School.

An inveterate volunteer, Stacy is currently Board Chair for Aurora Day Camp, Georgia’s only free, full summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings. She enjoys hosting social events, working out, hiking, playing pickleball, traveling, and dancing to 80’s music.

Stacy and her partner Benson live in the Lake Claire neighborhood of Atlanta. Combined, they have four adult children who live across the country and globe.