Carolyn is a founding partner of Ironwood Capital. She serves as chief investment officer for the firm and chairs the firm’s various investment committees. She also focuses on firm-level strategy and execution. In addition to establishing and maintaining relationships with limited partners, she oversees limited partner and financial reporting and portfolio management. Carolyn is active at industry events where she focuses on business development. Her experience includes originating, structuring, underwriting and distributing private debt and equity, asset-backed securities, commercial paper and various other financial securities. Prior to co-founding Ironwood Capital in 1991, Carolyn was an investment professional with Aetna, Inc. Previously, she worked for PaineWebber in investment banking.
Carolyn currently serves on the executive committee of the Board of Governors of the Small Business Investors Alliance. She has testified before the United States Congress on behalf of small business investors. She is a member of Women in Private Equity and Women’s Association of Venture Equity.
Carolyn is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she received a B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in English, with concentrations in Economics and French.