Team

Our team has broad industry experience, deep domain knowledge, and has successfully led organizations in high growth and challenging environments.

Michael McMahon

Managing Partner

With over 20 years of executive and financial leadership experience, Mike has operated or advised companies across a broad range of industries and stages from startups to mature enterprises.

Prior to co-founding Jump Capital, he was a senior partner for Excelar Group LLC, a provider of strategic execution and advisory services. He also served as President of SIRVA, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company.

Mike spent sixteen years with GE and GE Capital in a breadth of financial, operating and global assignments and is an honors graduate from GE’s prestigious Financial Management and Leadership Development programs.

Mike attended Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with highest distinction earning a BS in Finance.

Areas of interest

RetailTech, FinTech, Enterprise Software

Sach Chitnis

Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding Jump Capital in 2012, Sach held a variety of investment and operating roles.

His diverse operating experience includes digital marketing, pharmaceutical research, logistics, and other technology/service industries. His most recent role was as an operating partner at Tarsus and preceding that role, head of consumer moving for SIRVA. Having started his career in several of GE’s management programs, he has held functional roles both at GE and SIRVA, typically in product development and M&A.

Sach earned an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg after a Chemical Engineering BS from University of Rochester.

Areas of interest

Enterprise Software, Marketing Tech, analytic layers in any industry, IoT platforms

Saurabh Sharma

Partner

Saurabh has a diverse background in investing, operations & product management and leads Jump's efforts in Enterprise Software and Infrastructure.

Prior to joining Jump, Saurabh led various roles at Groupon in product, marketing & operations. Previously, he was an early stage investor at Lightbank, an Investment Banker with Barclays Capital, an algo trader with Lehman Brothers, and was a founding team member of Benchprep (a venture-backed digital learning platform).

Saurabh started his career as a High-Performance Computing researcher at French National Institute for Scientific Research where he focused on Compiler Optimization for mission-critical computing.

Saurabh holds a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Areas of Interest

Enterprise Software, Actionable Data, Security, Marketplaces

Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan

Partner

With over 15 years of experience as a technology growth investor, Elizabeth leads Jump Capital’s expanding Growth Equity efforts.

Prior to Jump, Elizabeth was a Principal at TA Associates. In her time at TA, Elizabeth focused on vertical market software, fintech and internet companies. She led numerous investments and sat on both private corporate and non-profit boards.

Elizabeth began her private equity career at Summit Partners and also spent time at Nautic Partners and Bain & Company.

Elizabeth received her MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. She graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with an A.B. in International Relations and Economics. Elizabeth also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris.

Peter Johnson

Vice President

Since joining Jump Capital in 2013, Peter has been deeply involved with investments in over 30 innovative companies. Prior to joining Jump, Peter was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley where he managed M&A and corporate finance transactions for companies in the financial technology sector. Proceeding Morgan Stanley, he advised leading wealth management, banking and insurance companies on technology, new product development, and commercialization strategies as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting. Peter is a Kauffman Fellow, CFA Charterholder, and holds a MBA from Chicago Booth.

Areas of interest

FinTech; Automation of Knowledge Work; Networks

Yelena Shkolnik

Vice President

Prior to joining Jump, Yelena was an investor with MK Capital, where she supported MK’s portfolio companies and made investments in enterprise software, cloud computing and marketing technology.

She was also an associate with McNally Capital, where she focused in energy and closed an investment in the clean energy space.

Before business school Yelena served as finance manager for DreamWorks Studios, where she was actively involved in negotiating the studio’s raise of new capital and the adoption of a new global licensing strategy.

Yelena began her career as an investment banker with UBS, where she advised companies in technology and media and raised over $1 billion in capital for clients.

Yelena holds a BA in economics with honors from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Areas of Interest

Financial Innovation for the 1099 Economy; Enterprise Solutions for Healthcare; Marketingtech

Brent Dobsch

Senior Operating Partner

An effective and trusted partner to Jump’s portfolio businesses, Brent makes financial and operational information accessible and useful, motivates high-performance teams and leverages deep M&A experience to support transactions and guide decisions.

Previously he held CFO roles at Rasmussen College, Collegis Education, UL Environment and Sirva Relocation. He also led corporate development for Underwriters Laboratories, served as the VP of Finance for Information Resources and was a Principal with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Brent is a CPA with Masters degrees in Business Administration and Information Technology.

Jason Felger

Corporate Development

Jason has a comprehensive background in driving strategy and operational excellence at technology-driven growth-stage ventures. Throughout his career, he’s served in a variety of B2B operating roles, including general management with an emphasis on the sales and business development functions where he’s partnered with founders and investors to respond to market opportunities.

Immediately prior to Jump, Jason was the CEO of Food Genius, a data insights and analytics platform for the food service industry, where he led the company through its acquisition by US. Foods in the spring of 2016.

Jason earned a BS in Finance from DePaul University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Peter J. Carroll

Operating Partner

Pete comes to us with a strong foundation of operating and strategic finance experience. He was previously Principal and Operating Partner at Manasota Capital, serving as CEO and Board member of one of its portfolio companies, RGB Lights.

Prior to his role at Manasota, he was at RR Donnelley & Sons and SIRVA, Inc. serving in varying strategic finance capacities including corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, investor relations, and financial planning & analysis, and in operational roles including product management, project management, six sigma quality, and the SIRVA Leadership Program.

Pete has a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Carly Gingras

Fund Accountant

With over 7 years of accounting and private equity experience, Carly is leading our Fund Accounting and Investor Reporting functions.

Prior to Jump, she was an Assistant Vice President in Fund Accounting at EIG Global Energy Partners, a D.C.-based, energy-focused private equity firm with over $14 billion in assets under management. Before EIG, Carly was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, working primarily with financial services clients.

Carly is a CPA and earned both her BS and MS degrees in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

Brandon McNamara

Talent Lead

Brandon leads Jump's talent efforts and collaborates with the portfolio companies to build recruitment strategies, implement recruiting process best practices, and hire top talent.

Brandon brings a finance, consulting, and recruiting experience to helping startups hire and build great teams. He has led several years full-cycle recruiting at Jump Trading for software engineers, quant researchers / data scientists, and business and finance roles. Brandon utilizes his consulting background to uncover company's product-market fit and need for the target candidates. Brandon started his career as a business analyst at Harley-Davidson Financial Services where he led process overhauls for multi-million dollar financial products and managed new technology implementations.

Brandon earned a Master’s from Northwestern University in Product Design & Development and a Bachelor’s in Information Science from SUNY-Oswego.

Kasey Mikan

Executive Assistant

Kasey is the executive assistant for the Jump Capital team. Prior to joining Jump, she was an associate at GCM Grosvenor where she spent 2 years supporting the fund finance department. Preceding that role, she was with DUS Management.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, meditation and is a connoisseur of all things gelato.

Kasey graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with a BA in Communication Studies.

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