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Vice President of Investments
Ms. Gootee serves as Vice President of Investments with primary responsibilities in investment strategies, due diligence, portfolio oversight and back office operational support.
Previously, Ms. Gootee was Deputy Director, 21 Fund & Entrepreneurship at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation where she provided operational and financial management. She also headed the Fund's university outreach and talent recruitment efforts. Her prior experiences include analytical roles at the Office of Global Counsel for an international hedge fund and its affiliated brokerage firms, where assets in cyclical and non-cyclical sectors were managed in multiple continents, including the Sub-Saharan Continent and Asia. Having participated in multi-billion-dollar private placement transactions, she came with rich experiences in fund management and in business, financial and legal due diligence.
A Chinese native, and a Hoosier since 2001, Ms. Gootee became actively involved in the entrepreneurial communities by accident, and is loving every minute of it. She serves on the Board of the Venture Club and of the America China Society of Indiana. Ms. Gootee received her BA from Beijing University as a Jin Yuxi Scholar, MA from Purdue University as a Lynn Fellow and a MBA in Finance from Indiana University as a Forte Fellow. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.