Vanessa is a Partner who leads our Private Capital Practice in the Americas and co-heads our Education & Training Practice globally. She has over 15 years of advisory experience and specializes in helping private equity investors with diligence education and training assets, and working with education companies to accelerate their growth. This can include growth strategy and identifying new markets and acquisitions for growth, improving pricing and sales force practices, and improving the customer experience in order to increase retention and reputation. Her teams have executed 40+ due diligences in Americas over the past year.
As the head of Private Capital Practice in the Americas, she leads partners who work on deals and post-transaction at the intersection of Private Equity and Financial Services, Insurance, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Products, Communications, Media, and Technology, Telecommunications, Healthcare, as well as Operations and Commercial Effectiveness.
We are very focused on specialization and being true experts at our craft. This is what is driving our growth. There are no generalists in our Practice. This specialization enables our Partners to provide differentiated advice and be able to hit the ground running more rapidly than our competitors.
In Vanessa’s education and training work, she works across the student lifecycle – from Pre-K to K‑12 to higher education to professional certification and lifelong learning – and has built a high base of knowledge around the intricacies (and sometimes oddities) that are unique to the sector and different from corporate America.
Vanessa holds a BA with honors from Duke University, and an MBA from The Wharton School. Before her career in consulting, she played tennis professionally on the WTA Tour and now represents players ranked 1-100+ on the WTA Board, and chairs the Player Council.
The pinnacle of my tennis career was representing Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. It takes work and focus to become great at something – this is an ethos that permeates our teams.