Jake Odden joined Aberdare at its inception in 1999, and serves as Partner and Chief Operating Officer.
His responsibilities at Aberdare include overseeing the finance, operating and administrative functions of the firm. He is a primary interface with the firm’s limited partners and has led all of the fund formation efforts during his tenure at Aberdare. Additionally, Jake helps supervise the firm’s investment process as it relates to managing deal flow as well as all elements of consummating a new or follow-on investment opportunity. During his time with the firm he has also worked closely with many of Aberdare’s portfolio companies.
Jake’s entire career has been spent working in a variety of investment, advisory and finance positions. Prior to Aberdare, he worked at The Walt Disney Company where he was active in both e-commerce business development and strategic planning for the consumer products division. Earlier, after beginning his career at the Vanguard Group, Jake spent several years at Goldman Sachs where he was a member of the corporate finance group in New York, advising clients of varying sizes and industries on achieving their financial and strategic objectives.
Jake received his AB from Bowdoin College and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.