Jessica Hoffman Brennan
Jessica Hoffman Brennan is a Managing Director and Partner of The Carlyle Group. Ms. Brennan is responsible for investor relations and business development in the northeastern United States and works with many of the firm’s investors, including sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, insurance companies, ultra-high net worth family offices and several separate accounts.
Previously Ms. Brennan was a Managing Director in the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group in New York. Over her 20-year career, she has worked on hundreds of alternative investment strategies, including: private equity (buyout, growth and venture capital); alternative credit (structured credit, direct lending, distressed/opportunistic, ABS); real assets (real estate, infrastructure, energy and natural resources); liquid alternatives; and secondaries, coinvest, customized separate accounts and structured insurance products.
Ms. Brennan joined Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in 1999 from Deutsche Bank's Private Equity Group. Jessica holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an AB degree in economics and literature from University of Michigan.
Ms. Brennan serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of Women and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and on the Dean’s Advisory Council of University of Michigan’s Literature Science & the Arts College. She is a member of the NY Women’s Forum. She sits on the NY Advisory Board for Komera, a Rwanda-based boarding school for girls that empowers girls through education and sports. Ms. Brennan is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.