Kristina Montague is Managing Partner of the JumpFund, an early stage investment fund with over $7M under management comprised of majority female investors focused on providing growth capital to women-led ventures in the Southeast US. She is also a partner in Next Wave Impact Fund, a national effort to engage and educate women investors interested in impact-focused ventures. Previously, Kristina served as Assistant Dean of External Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's College of Business, where she developed her passion for supporting and encouraging women as business leaders. Kristina lives by the philosophy "invest in the change you want to see in the world" and focuses her investment, philanthropic and nonprofit work in the areas of education, entrepreneurship and social equity. Kristina is currently Chair of the Company Lab in Chattanooga, and serves on the boards of Launch Tennessee, Chattanooga's Enterprise Center and the Tennessee Aquarium. She is a trustee of the Footprint Foundation and active member of the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute.
Cory Allison is the co-founder of KelCor, LLC, a medical device startup focused on developing simple, efficient and cost-effective solutions to improve patient care. Previously, she started multiple businesses including Rezli, Inc. and Cory Allison Consulting. As a former IT consultant and project manager, she has over two decades of experience in structuring and operating companies. When she is not working on entrepreneurial endeavors, Cory serves as a dedicated Habitat for Humanity volunteer building houses, in the belief that affordable housing is key to creating strong and stable communities.
Shelley Prevost is an educational psychologist and leadership coach with a diverse professional background. In addition to being a GP with the JumpFund, Shelley was the Director of Happiness and partner at Chattanooga-based VC firm, Lamp Post Group, and has also worked as a performance consultant and a startup CEO. Shelley has written about her work on purpose, relationships, workplace culture, and leadership in columns for Inc. and The Huffington Post. Her work has also appeared in Time, Yahoo Business, Fast Company, LifeHacker, and Business Insider. Passionate about helping women develop authentic leadership, Shelley gave a 2015 TEDx talk entitled "Lead Like a Girl."
Betsy Brown is CEO of Pendleton Square Trust Company and also serves as a Director of the Trust Company. Prior to joining Pendleton Square, Betsy worked at Cumberland Trust and JPMorgan Private Bank serving affluent families throughout the Southeast. She also worked for more than 10 years at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Betsy serves many roles in the community and brings her expertise in finance as a general partner in the JumpFund.
Tiffanie Robinson's current roles include CEO of Lamp Post Properties, Co-Founder at The JumpFund and Board Member at the Hamilton County Board of Education, School Board District 4. Previously, Tiffanie served as Head of Operations of Lamp Post Group from 2013 through 2015. During that time, she founded Way Paver, the talent innovation lab focusing on recruiting and retaining Millennial talent in Chattanooga. In addition, she successfully advocated for Chattanooga to join the global entrepreneurship network, Sandbox. Her main focus right now is on developing Second Story Real Estate Management, an extension of Lamp Post Properties which she founded and serves as President.
Stefanie is a wealth advisory and banking veteran, an entrepreneur and an angel investor. When not dedicating time to The JumpFund, she serves as Director of Wealth, Knowledge & Happiness for Stone Bridge Asset Management. After spending 13 years with a national bank advising affluent families with wealth-building strategies which included trust and estate management, investments, private banking and charitable planning, Stefanie transitioned into the entrepreneurial space herself as she contributed to the launch of a de novo bank. Stefanie is a frequent presenter on topics related to wealth-building, entrepreneurship, leadership and community-building. She's served on numerous non-profit boards and attributes community engagement as integral to her leadership evolution and essential in maintaining her “state of happy”.
Kim is an active investor in early-stage technology, health care, consumer product, and media companies. In addition to her role with The JumpFund, Kim is also a Managing Director and co-founder of the Atlanta chapter of Golden Seeds.
Kim has over twenty-five years of global expertise in human resource consulting, corporate and leadership roles. Kim’s experience includes leading M&A transactions, service delivery transformation, talent, compensation, benefits and recruiting program design, as well as technology development, selection and implementations. Kim most recently was a Senior Partner with Mercer, a global HR consulting firm, responsible for leading their overall go-to-market strategies in Atlanta. Kim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University.