Kristen Gunther, JF '09, helps pave the way for women in private equity

April 11, 2017

After graduating from U.Va.’s Darden School of Business in 2009, Jefferson Fellow alumna Kristin Gunther took the plunge and entered into the male-dominated field of private equity. Today she has managed to emerge as a leader in her firm and is a vice president at Revolution Growth, where she invests in business ventures valued above $25 million. Recently she returned to Grounds to participate as a speaker at Darden’s annual Private Equity Conference, sponsored by the student-run Private Equity Club.

Read about her career path and her involvement in the conference at Darden in this recent UVA Today article.


Kristin Gunther

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Fellow



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