Gennell Jefferson Partner, Investor Relations, The Vistria Group

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Gennell Jefferson is a Partner, Investor Relations, at The Vistria Group, a private investment firm specializing in healthcare, education and financial services.  Prior to joining Vistria, Ms. Jefferson was a Managing Director of Private Equity & Business Development at State Street Global Advisors (via the 2016 acquisition of GE Asset Management, “GEAM”). At GEAM, she was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development where she led the firm’s Diverse & Emerging Managers Program. Earlier in her career, Ms. Jefferson was a corporate investment banker at firms including Bank of America and Lehman Brothers. 

 Ms. Jefferson serves on the board of directors of A Better Chance, Inc., the National Association of Securities Professionals and Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. 

 Ms. Jefferson earned a B.S. in Engineering from Washington University and an MBA from The University of Michigan.