Building Industry Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on the U.S. building industry, has added Toni Burke as head of strategic and investor relations.

In her new role, Burke will oversee the expansion and operationalization of the firm’s strategic partner and investor base, both from within and outside the U.S. building industry. She most recently led sustainabilitity for SAP‘s customer experience line of business. As a senior advisor to SAP’s chief executive officer and liasion to several foreign heads of state, she was responsible for creating strategic partnerships with the G20 and enterprises that drove more than $1 billion in business impact. Prior to SAP, Burke led two public sector organizations, City Year (Silicon Valley) and the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Foundation (Boston).

“We could not imagine a better leader than Toni to take on this mission-critical role,” says Matt Ogden, BIP’s founder and managing partner. “She has spent the better part of her career building things from the ground up and driving impact at scale.”