Team: Jessica Drislane

Jess Drislane

Jess Drislane


Jess spent twenty years in private equity as a direct investor in technology companies. She worked for Advent International, Capital Resource Partners, Audax Group and Harvard Management Company. She also managed a fund for BNY Mellon for four years, where she was the Director of Hedge Fund Strategies.

Prior to OpenScholar, Jess was the head of strategy at the eCommerce company, Invaluable, where her role entailed identifying revenue opportunities that mapped to the core technology and operational capabilities of that business.

Jess has a BA from Colby College, an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and a post-bacc degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. In her spare time she runs, reads, practices yoga, plays racquet sports and is on the board of overseers of the Peabody Essex Museum.