Senior Director of Business Development
Carolyn is the Senior Director of Business Development. She leads the AdvanceCT development efforts for the Advanced Manufacturing and Financial Services industry sectors. She joined AdvanceCT in August 2020 as an accomplished international equity long-short hedge fund investor and seasoned public company corporate board member.
Carolyn’s investment career has focused on identifying and investing in secular growth opportunities in global resources, industrials, aerospace, aviation and infrastructure. She worked for 14 years at leading Connecticut based investment firms Phibro Trading and Pequot Capital Management, where she was a senior member of the investment team and portfolio manager. Prior to that she was an equity research analyst at a number of Wall Street Firms including Montgomery Securities and Lehman Brothers. Her equity research career began as an analyst at Fidelity Investments in Boston. In 2007 she cofounded Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest commercial airline in Brazil. She sits on the board of directors of Azul as chair of the compensation committee and leader of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts.
Carolyn is a graduate of Georgetown University. She received her MPA from Sacred Heart University, where she is executive in residence. Her MPA research studied public private partnerships across the state of Connecticut. Carolyn also serves on the Town of Fairfield Pension Board.