Jodi Burrows, Vice President, manages transaction advisory and private debt and equity financing. She also conducts business development efforts for SDR Ventures. Jodi joined SDR Ventures in 2015 and has her Series 79 securities license.
Jodi co-leads SDR’s Pet Industry Team, including the authorship of SDR’s quarterly Pet Industry Reports. She has a deep understanding of pet industry trends and value drivers and hosts ongoing discussions with strategic companies and investors in the space.
“The pet industry is changing and growing at astounding rates. Pets have become a meaningful part of so many people’s lives – they are truly members of the family. At the same time, innovations in human food and health awareness are quickly making their way into the pet space, creating a truly dynamic environment. Within the Pet Industry, I get to work with entrepreneurs who often start their businesses due to their love for their pets. In turn, they are passionate about their companies and make my work all the more gratifying.”
Previously, Jodi was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance and High Yield groups at Banc of America Securities, where she managed deal teams through all aspects of deal origination and execution. She focused on working with financial sponsors and clients in the Consumer Products, Automotive and Manufacturing industries. Notable transactions that Jodi directed include the first high-yield bond financing for Central Garden and Pet and financing for the acquisition of Keystone Automotive by Bain Capital.
Prior to joining Banc of America Securities, Jodi was an Associate at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.
Jodi holds an MBA with a concentration in Financial Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, also from MIT.
Jodi serves on the investment committee for JEWISHcolorado. She lives in Denver where she enjoys yoga, skiing, hiking and spending time with her two children.
To read SDR’s latest quarterly Pet Industry Report, please click here.