Administration & Finance

Jay A. Dave

Chief Financial & Compliance Officer

Jay has almost a decade of finance, accounting, audit, tax, private equity, and compliance experience. He previously worked at Valor Equity Partners which managed over $1 billion of investment capital across three funds. Jay also worked at Ernst & Young LLP and Grant Thornton LLP specializing in audits of private equity funds, valuations, and transaction advisory services.

Jay holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Accounting Science with a Minor in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jay is a registered Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ashlee A. Lepori

Executive Assistant

Ashlee has a diverse background of professional experience, including event planning, marketing, public relations and administrative assistance. She previously worked at Livingstone Partners as an Executive Assistant to three Partners of the firm, while providing administrative support to many other colleagues. Ashlee graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a BA in Communications.

Natalie L. Potesta

Executive Assistant

Natalie has more than 15 years of professional experience as an Executive Assistant. She previously worked at Abbott Laboratories supporting numerous senior executives simultaneously across several business units. Natalie has been involved in a number of philanthropic organizations during the last 20 years in Illinois.