Constance (“Connie”) Jackson is an Advisor and Consumer Goods Specialist at trepwise. Connie moved to New Orleans in 2019 after nearly two decades in the United Kingdom. An accomplished business transformation and strategy executive, she brings global consumer goods experience in North America and the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region working with an array of clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors, such as the Estee Lauder Companies of the UK & Ireland.
Connie has served as an Operating Executive for the portfolio companies of Stargate Capital’s Trapezia Fund – the first institutionally-backed fund in the UK to invest in women-owned businesses – and was a key participant in the portfolio’s first exit. She also served as the start-up Chief Executive of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women – which invests in technology solutions for entrepreneurs in the emerging markets.
She earned her B.A. in economics from Fisk University, a graduate diploma from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard University. She began her career at Credit Suisse and Jones Lang LaSalle, where she focused on the financing of public-private partnerships before leading similar projects for the City of New York.
Connie serves on several nonprofit boards including the National Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans and The Whitefield Soup Kitchen in London. She is a governor of Goodenough College in London, where she serves on the investment and development committees. Since moving to New Orleans, she has served on the External Selection Committee for the 2020 Camelback Ventures Fellowship and was selected as a mentor for the 2019 Propeller Impact Accelerator.