Partner and Board Member
SeaChange Capital Partners

Jessica L. Cavagnero leads SeaChange’s grantmaking and advisory services activities. She is responsible for managing two funds, The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration and The New York Merger, Acquisition and Collaboration Fund. These funds each make grants to support nonprofits that are exploring or planning collaborations (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, administrative and programmatic partnerships, etc.). In addition, Cavagnero assists nonprofits in analyzing and developing financial strategies to refine their business models, including scenario planning for growth, risk assessment and restructuring. Prior to joining SeaChange, Cavagnero was an associate director at CCS Fundraising, where she created and executed fundraising strategies for some of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States. Before her transition to the nonprofit sector, she spent six years at Credit Suisse, the first two years working in Leveraged Finance sales & trading, and the last four years in investment banking as Vice President in the Client Strategy Group, where she was responsible for developing global coverage strategy for a portfolio of 50 of the firm’s most important clients across all lines of business and geographies. Cavagnero is a proud native New Yorker (Stuyvesant ‘00) and graduate of Cornell University.

Jessica L. Cavagnero
June 13, 2016NYU Kimmel CenterNew York City
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