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CEO and executive director at Connecticut Innovations
Senior Manager, Insurance Consulting at Ernst & Whinney
University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Camden



Claire manages CI’s full array of business startup and growth initiatives, which include diverse lending programs, venture and equity investment funds, and programs to support innovation, entrepreneurship, collaboration and commercialization. Claire is a veteran investment and venture capital executive with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Claire demonstrated her passion for helping startup and growing companies, as well as nonprofits, most recently in upstate New York, where she offered advice on capital structure and funding, strategic planning, and performance improvement. Her distinguished background includes senior positions with Fairview Capital L.P. and Crossroads Capital, one of the largest private equity fund-of-fund managers in the U.S., where she managed venture capital portfolios for large institutional clients. Claire also led strategic investments for Phoenix Home Life... See More

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