Current Industry


Date Joined

January 29, 2021

Referred By

Beth Kurteson

Laura Capucilli

I am Chief of Staff to the President at Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. In this role, I am responsible for setting and executing strategic decisions throughout the company. Having worked at Sidewalk since its earliest years, I’ve been responsible for building company culture, structuring teams, and setting up working processes and protocols to realize our mission. Most recently my focus has been on helping the company navigate through a high-profile decision on one of our key projects in Toronto, and leading strategic visioning and business planning processes to support the success of our company in the wake of the pandemic.

Prior to Sidewalk, I served as a project manager on the renovation and repositioning of the New York Public Library’s flagship branch at Bryant Park. I began my career in New York City government as an Urban Fellow, and later, a Policy Advisor for the Deputy Mayor for Operations.

I graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Public Policy and a Minor in Human Rights in 2012, and earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2017. While at Stern, I worked with the Marron Institute’s Urbanization Project on a sustainable development plan in central Ethiopia and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in its international department.

Top Areas of Focus

Strategy & Planning
Change Management

CoS Start Date

Dec 1, 2019

Current Industry


Company Size



6 to 10

Previous Experience

Pro Tip

Always use a fact-based approach! Make decisions without ruffling feathers by prioritizing the data


My professional experience spans public and private sectors, which I believe affords a broad perspective on ways of working that I could be beneficial to other members of the community. I have also served as Chief of Staff to multiple individuals and in doing so have tested (and sometimes pushed the boundaries) the wide range of responsibilities often included in a CoS scope -- from team building, to board management, external communications, prioritization and time management, thought partnership, personnel management, and special projects management. I would be eager to share this range of experience with the network.


I believe I have a strong intuition for the responsibilities of a Chief of Staff (problem solving, resourcefulness, empathy, creativity), and have leveraged these skills in my work to date. That said, I am eager to gain additional tools and learn best practices, and would love to share experiences with other members of the network.