Women's Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE) Announces Board Expansion


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Julie Gionfriddo


January 28, 2021 – New York, NY – Women’s Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE) today announced the addition of new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021.

New members of the WAVE Board of Directors are:

        • Pamela Brylski, Senior Vice President - Morgan Stanley
        • Anna Marie Curran, Principal, Aviditi Advisors
         • Kirsty McGuire, most recently General Counsel, StepStone Group
         • Eileen Neill, Managing Director and Senior Consultant, Verus Investments
         • Julianne Tamasy, Senior Vice President, Foreign Exchange, Pacific Western Bank

The new Board Members will be joining the current group of Directors:

• President: Julie Gionfriddo, Director, Advisory Services, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
• Boston SC Chairperson: Sarah Camougis, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
• Vice President Finance: April Evans, Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Monitor Clipper Partners, LLC
• NYSC Chairperson: Anna Dayn, President, Dayn Advisors
• Midwest SC Chairperson: Shannon Zoller, Managing Partner, Tephra Advisors
• Washington DC SC Chairperson: Helen Quick, Managing Director, Locust Point Capital, Inc
• Yue Bonnet, Principal, The Carlyle Group
• Susan A. Keller, Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives
• Chrissie Pariso, Managing Director, Resan Partners
• Kathryn Regan, Partner, Landmark Partners
• Sheryl Schwartz, Fordham University
• Tina Sodhi, Partner, Triago
• Beth Steinberg, Managing Director, Rock Ridge Growth Partners

“WAVE is fortunate to be led by an outstanding group of women committed to leveraging their experience and  wisdom to benefit WAVE’s continued growth and leadership within our industry,” said WAVE President Julie Gionfriddo


Women's Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE) is a nonprofit organization, which was founded in 2003 and is committed to the development and advancement of women in private equity and venture capital. WAVE is a membership-based association of professional women who work in or are affiliated with the private equity and venture capital industry. WAVE's mission is to promote a spirit of cooperation and understanding among its members and to create professional opportunities for them by providing a strong network of contacts in the private equity and venture capital industry. WAVE's mission will be accomplished by promoting personal and professional development of its members through its events, programs, and resources. For more information about WAVE, visit


Linden Capital Partners Appoints Katie Kornel as Partner of Investor Relations

CHICAGO, June 24, 2020 -- Linden Capital Partners ("Linden"), a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, today announced the appointment of Katie Kornel as Partner of Investor Relations. Ms. Kornel joins Linden after 15 years with Credit Suisse, where she served most recently as Managing Director in the firm's Private Fund Group.

"We are thrilled that Katie is joining Linden's growing and world-class team," commented Linden President and Managing Partner Tony Davis. "As our firm continues its growth momentum, we will remain committed to our mission of delivering operational excellence to produce sustainable, long-term growth and superb returns and building collaborative partnerships with our limited partners and our companies. Katie's insights and extensive experience partnering with global investors will further strengthen our existing limited partner relationships while we expand Linden's footprint and add new investors."

"Linden's reputation as a premier healthcare-focused investment firm has attracted broad interest from investors globally, and I am excited to join this terrific team," said Ms. Kornel. "I look forward to building on the great partnerships Tony and my new colleagues have built over the last 16 years as we broaden Linden's reach and continue to execute our proven investment strategy to create value for our companies and our investors."

During Ms. Kornel's tenure in the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group, she managed relationships across all types of investors and successfully raised capital for private equity, structured equity, private credit, and real asset vehicles across North America, Europe, and Asia. She previously held roles in equity sales and foreign exchange sales at Credit Suisse. Ms. Kornel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.

About Linden Capital Partners

Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Founded in 2004, Linden is the country's largest dedicated healthcare private equity firm. Linden's strategy is based upon three elements: (i) healthcare specialization, (ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and (iii) strategic relationships with large corporations. Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare. Since its founding, Linden has invested more than $2 billion in healthcare companies and today manages nearly $3 billion of commitments, augmented by capital provided by the firm's limited partners, for larger transactions. For more information, please visit