Alison is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners where she is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing new direct investment opportunities and for managing existing portfolio companies. Alison is focused on acquisitions of direct investments from shareholders of private companies including private equity firms, mezzanine lenders, venture capital firms and company founders.
Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Alison worked in investment banking at Piper Jaffray and Robertson Stephens. At Piper, Alison originated and structured private convertible securities financings for public companies. Previously, at Robertson Stephens, Alison helped establish both the U.S. structured private convertible business and the firm’s European private capital markets effort. She also focused on private capital offerings for technology, consumer and healthcare companies in the United States. In 2014 and 2015, Alison was named on GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 list of growth investors.
Alison received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Middlebury College.