Vice President of External Finance
Kerri focuses her efforts on investing in early stage technology companies and working with JumpStart's portfolio companies on their fundraising efforts with venture capital funds, individuals and strategic partners.
Kerri is also a Principal with Arsenal Venture Partners (AVP), an early stage venture fund investing at the intersection of the Defense and Commercial Markets. Kerri is building AVP's investment pipeline in Ohio as it relates to the Department of Defense, the defense industry in Ohio, Communications, IT, Power/Energy, and Materials and Manufacturing technologies.
Prior to JumpStart, Kerri was a Vice President in the Syndicated Finance group at KeyBank where her emphasis was on structuring and distributing large corporate lines of credit and construction loans. From 1997 to 2002, Kerri served in the Investment Banking division at McDonald Investments, where she was involved in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate mergers and acquisitions and real estate asset dispositions.
Kerri received her MBA with a concentration in finance from the Weatherhead School of Management and her BA in marketing from The Ohio State University.