Katherine O'Neill Jumpstart NJ Angel Investor Network, Executive Director
Achievements: Developing the Jumpstart NJ Angel Investor Network into a premier investor group, with a reputation for smart, focused investments and quality members; serving as an investor, mentor and adviser to early-stage companies in the mid-Atlantic region; judging business-plan competitions around the country; playing a leadership role in local Girl Scouts councils and other nonprofits.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, University of Maryland; master’s degree in economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Role models: “My parents were adventurous people who saw everything as an interesting challenge. There were no fears on moving to different countries, learning different languages. They were excited to learn new things and see how the world worked. Both of them had a real thirst for learning and education. They never discouraged me or my sister, and they always believed I could achieve anything I wanted.”
Go-to stress buster: “Going to get another cup of high-octane caffeine.”
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “Work-life balance is a myth, but flexibility to work from home is a great aid to make workplaces more supportive.”
Katherine O'NeillExecutive Director
Jumpstart NJ Angel Investor Network
Mount Laurel, Burlington County