Jessica Rose, CFO and director of employee ownership programs at the Democracy Collaborative
Jessica Rose is a national employee ownership business strategist, who focuses on the unique role of capital to drive scale. She advises cities, grant-makers, and investors on cutting-edge models to expand economic opportunity through employee ownership and is deeply involved in the research and development of innovative, on-the ground employee-owned business development and financing models, such as The Fund for Employee Ownership at The Evergreen Cooperatives.
Jessica is an editor of the Fifty by Fifty newsletter and blog and her publications appear in Common Dreams, The Daily Yonder, and The Albany Times-Union. She holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, where she served as an equity analyst to the University’s endowment, while also advising early-stage venture funds and cooperative enterprises. She is a Certified ESOP Fiduciary and Rutgers Research Fellow exploring the role of Capital in scaling Employee Ownership and received the 2018 Mendoza College of Business Alumni award for her work to promote socially responsible business models. She is passionate about alternative finance, social enterprise, and other cutting-edge market-based solutions to inequality.
Title of Lecture: Employee Ownership and Income Inequality
Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu.