Jessica Hoffman Brennan
Jessica Hoffman Brennan is a Managing Director and Partner of the Carlyle Group. Jessica 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 Jessica was a Managing Director in the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group in New York. Over her 20-year career, Jessica 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.
Jessica joined Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in 1999 from Deutsche Bank's Private Equity Group. Jessica holds an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania and A.B. degree in Economics and Literature from the University of Michigan.
Jessica serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of Women and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Michigan’s Literature Science & the Arts College. She is a founding member of Plum Alley, a women’s angel and VC investor network. Jessica 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 which empowers girls through education and sports. Jessica is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.