Try as we might, our words don’t always get everything just right. I’m thinking about that now because the words “executive assistant” are really lacking to describe the role Gina Songco has leapt into and already over-delivered on in her few weeks at Bee Partners.

Gina grew up and went to school in the Philippines and Hong Kong, and graduated with a degree in economics. She moved to the Bay Area in 2001 and became an executive assistant by chance (or was it luck?). She filled that role at TubeMogul, a company Bee Partners has known intimately since we wrote their first investment check in 2007. In addition to supporting TubeMogul’s CEO, Brett Wilson, Gina led a global team of 40 people whose mission was to maintain and promote TubeMogul’s culture.

That drive for culture- and company-building is already apparent in her work with Bee. Gina is a full-on team player equally comfortable and effective with C-suite propriety and everyday office camaraderie. She represents the kind of uncanny passion, grit, and empathy we look for in all our partners, whether they’re employees, Founders, limited partners, or contractors. We’re delighted to have her on board.