Let’s face it – in the venture capital world, partners get all the glory. But without the hard work and behind-the-scenes support of a professional staff, no venture firm can succeed over the long haul. We’re lucky enough to have the best in the business.
Assistant Fund Controller
Geri is a CPA with 6+ years in the PE/VC industry. Prior to Foundry, Geri worked in fund accounting at two firms in NYC. Geri began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers after graduating cum laude with a BS in accounting from Loyola University in Maryland. Geri enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and puppy.
Jaclyn Freeman Hester
Associate, Foundry Group Next
Jaclyn focuses on investments, operations, platform, and legal review for FG Next. Prior to joining Foundry, she practiced law, advising clients on early stage finance, private equity, and M&A. While earning her JD/MBA at CU Boulder, Jaclyn served as Exec. Director of Startup Colorado, where she caught the “startup bug.” Between Red Rocks concerts and skiing the Rockies, she is thrilled to call Colorado home.
An East Coast transplant, Shannon has been living and working in the Rocky Mountain West since 1998. Prior to joining Foundry Group, she was an EA at Twitter and began her career as a manuscripts archivist at the University of Wyoming. Shannon is an avid reader and loves the outdoors.
VP of Finance
Lena is a CPA with over 10 years experience in the venture capital industry. Prior to Foundry, Lena worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers both in San Jose and Denver. Typical of most Colorado transplants, Lena spends as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two young kids.
Kim is a CPA with extensive experience working with Foundry Group portfolio companies. A St. Louis, Missouri native, Kim graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Missouri and relocated to Denver, CO to begin her career with PWC. A lifelong runner, Kim is a 2015 Boston Marathon qualifier and a proud soccer and lacrosse mom.
Micah graduated from CU and immersed himself in the Boulder startup community. Prior to joining Foundry Group, he was at Techstars Boulder, was an Analyst for Signals Group in Israel and ran his own technology consulting company. Micah loves the outdoors, you will find him skiing, hiking, camping, or playing with his dogs.
Mary is a CO native and loves the outdoors. She’s been an EA in the Boulder area with tech companies including Maxtor, Quantum, and Sun. Mary enjoys cooking, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, and being in the mountains as much as she can. She also enjoys international travel, volunteering, and her annual trip to Mexico with her husband.
Colleen has worked in the Boulder startup community since 1999. Prior to joining Foundry Group she worked with Federated Media, Lijit Networks and Raindance Communications. Colleen enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family and dogs camping, cycling and seeking adventure off the beaten path.
Jill has been with the Foundry Group team since May of 2000. Prior to this Jill was an executive assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in California and New Jersey. Jill enjoys the diverse spiritual culture in Boulder and sings with several local Kirtan groups. She also enjoys hiking and regular trips to Crestone, CO.