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Jennifer Simpson is leading the formation of a new venture debt fund at Anzu Partners, focused on companies with breakthrough industrial technology and other game-changing forces. She was the founding executive director of the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship focused on improving public trust in the global finance industry, now with over 100 Fellows in 20 countries.
Jennifer has worked in the finance field most of her career, including private equity and debt investing at The Gladstone Companies, leadership roles in leveraged lending and head of the investment committee for small business credit at National City Bank, debt arrangement at Morgenthaler Partners, and CFO/COO of a national environmentally-focused foundation. She also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Medical Service Corps.
Jennifer serves on the board of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Carolina Community Impact (a CDFI/non-profit lender), LBR (a FinTech nonprofit focused on financial access and literacy for small business owners in North Carolina), and Slingshot Coffee Company. Jennifer studied economics and some philosophy for her Bachelor's Degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA is from Case Western Reserve University.