Director of Business Strategy
Jessie manages Partner Community Capital’s internal and external business strategy with an eye for efficiency, equity, and impact. She helps design and implement new products and initiatives and shepherds North Carolina-focused outreach. Jessie understands the critical role small businesses play in their communities and believes that flexible, affordable financing is an essential tool for building community wealth.
Prior to joining PCAP, Jessie was a Senior Business Development Officer and Small Business Lending Manager at Self-Help, a national CDFI and credit union. There, she supported small business lending strategy and initiatives, managed community loan programs, and specialized in childcare sector development and technical assistance. Jessie also worked on statewide business recruitment and retention projects at the Economic Development Partnership of NC and served as an economic development consultant at NCGrowth.
Jessie has an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Master of Public Policy from Duke University, and a BA from Dartmouth College.