Joan focuses on originating, evaluating and managing growth equity investments in the application software and data services sectors.
Before joining Guidepost, Joan worked in the education technology sector on both the operations side and the investing side. She worked as the Finance Manager at Rize Education, a New York-based startup working to help colleges across the country expand their curricular offerings through hybrid classes. She then worked at GSV Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in tech entrepreneurs creating solutions in digital education and the skilling market.
Joan began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked first in the Secured Lending Division and then the Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking Division.
Joan has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Harvard College where she also played on the varsity soccer team.
As a washed-up former college athlete, Joan now works to relive her glory days through downhill skiing and running marathons.