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Jen Dowd, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Jen helps to define the corporate vision and implement programs designed to realize BackBay's strategic objectives including firm best practices, business development and marketing. Jen partners with senior leadership to enhance the BackBay client experience, elevate the brand and accelerate growth. Jen joined BackBay in 2007.

Jen’s client experience includes: Adams Funds, Baird Capital, Eagle Investment Systems, Fiduciary Trust Company, Graycliff Partners (formerly HSBC Capital), Hancock Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Murray Devine, Pamlico Capital (formerly Wachovia Capital Partners), Quad-C Management, Ridgemont Equity Partners (formerly Banc of America Capital Investors), and Thompson Street Capital.

Jen joined BackBay from Compton Consulting, a financial communications firm specializing in the asset management industry. Prior to that, Jen served as an Editorial Assistant for Euromoney magazine in London.

Jen received an M.A. in Ancient History from University College London, and a B.A. in Classics and English from the College of Charleston.