Jesse invests in buyout and growth equity transactions in the enterprise software and industrial technologies markets. He is currently on the board of Industrial Safety Technology (IST), which includes the acquisitions of Detcon, DSA Detection, and Gas Measurement Instruments (GMI), as well as HighJump Software; he is a board observer at Drillinginfo. Jesse was on the board of Healthvision before its acquisition by Lawson Software, as well as Rogue Wave Software before its acquisition by Audax Private Equity. He was also involved with Nova Analytics (acquired by ITT) and Nova Technologies (acquired by IDEX Corp.). Jesse’s portfolio companies often pursue aggressive inorganic growth strategies and he has worked on more than 20 add-on acquisitions. He has extensive experience working with businesses across the US and Europe.
Prior to Battery, Jesse spent a number of years with Ionian Management and was a founding member of Ionian Ventures, a specialized fund dedicated to transportation and logistics technology companies. At Ionian, he also worked on a range of private equity transactions, collaborating closely with portfolio management teams to design and implement turnaround and restructuring strategies. Earlier in his career, Jesse worked at GE Capital.
He received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.