Lynn-Ann Gries

Partner at Cleveland Social Venture Partners

Lynn-Ann Gries

Lynn-Ann Gries

Partner at Cleveland Social Venture Partners

Overview
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JumpStart Ventures /Ohio
Summer on the Cuyahoga
JumpStart, Inc.

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1152

Number of Boards

6

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Senior Partner at CoverMyMeds LLC

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Co-Founder at Freedom Meditech, Inc.

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Chief Science Officer at Freedom Meditech, Inc.

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President & General Manager at WKYC-TV LLC

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Senior Vice President, Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, Inc.

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Founder at Adaptive Knowledge Institute

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Former Director at Summer on the Cuyahoga

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Director at Summer on the Cuyahoga

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Secretary at Summer on the Cuyahoga

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Partner at Cleveland Social Venture Partners
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Gries Investment Fund I LLC invests in companies located in the US. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of real estate and sports. It provides equity and debt financing for buyouts, acquisitions, bankruptcy, and recapitalizations transactions.

Education
MBA
Class of 1990

Since its inception in 1900, New York University Stern School of Business has been in and of New York City. Founded as the School of Commerce, Finance, and Accounting, the School initially offered training to students for careers in commerce in the burgeoning financial markets of New York City. Today, located in the heart of Greenwich Village with a campus in Westchester, Stern is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers with a broad portfolio of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. With its global partnerships and engagement in NYU’s global network university, today NYU Stern is not only in and of the city, but also in and of the world.

Class of 1984

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students' intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.

Career History
Partner
Current

CSVP CULTIVATES EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPISTS AND STRENGTHENS NONPROFITS - BUILDING POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS TO TACKLE OUR COMMUNITY'S SOCIAL CHALLENGES. PARTNERS ARE COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING: - ENGAGED VENTURE PHILANTHROPY. PARTNERS INVEST TIME, EXPERTISE, AND MONEY IN NONPROFITS. THEY SEEK COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH NONPROFITS THAT OFTEN LAST FOR THREE YEARS. - ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT. PARTNERS USE INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO ACHIEVE LEVERAGED RESULTS IN THEIR NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITIES. - PHILANTHROPIC EDUCATION. PARTNERS EDUCATE THEMSELVES AND BECOME INFORMED, EFFECTIVE, LIFETIME PHILANTHROPISTS. ONGOING INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY IS CATALYZED THROUGH HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION. - COMMUNITY & COLLABORATIVE ACTION. PARTNERS BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE, SELF-ORGANIZED EFFORT. THEY ENCOURAGE AND MAINTAIN HIGHLY PARTICIPATORY, PARTNER-DRIVEN ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE NON-HIERARCHICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND OPERATING PRACTICES. SVP AFFILATES SUPPORT AN OPEN EXCHANGE OF KNO

Professional
Tenure Unconfirmed

Early Stage Partners focuses on early-stage investments in companies in the following sectors: (1) life sciences (2) technology (3) instruments, control and electronics and (4) clean technology. The firm invests primarily in companies located in the Midwestern region of the US. Their technology investments focus on business-to-business software that is provided in an on-demand or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Early Stage Partners looks for companies with strong management teams, leadership potential in national or international markets, proprietary technologies, strong market positions, potential for liquidity in 3 to 5 years and identified exit strategies.

Co-Founder
2001 - 2015

JumpStart, Inc. is a non profit organization that supports entrepreneurial service organizations. The firm advises, invests in, assists and accelerates Northeast Ohio's early-stage ideas and companies. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Freedom Meditech, Inc. operates as a medical device company which focuses on the development and commercialization of ophthalmic medical devices. It specializes in devices for the detection, monitoring, and management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes. The company was founded by Craig H. Misrach and Keith D. Ignotz in December 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Founded in 1905, the mission of the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland is to help families in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. They help the community in hundreds of ways. It provide emergency assistance and also offer programs such as first aid and CPR training and community outreach designed to keep Cleveland safe

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Ohio Venture Association, Inc. supports entrepreneurs, new ventures and venture capital. The company was founded by Robert H. Donaldson on December 22, 1983 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
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Wisr, Inc. operates as an online platform . It helps students, alumni, and supporters to connect, share knowledge, and drive career outcomes. The company was founded by Kate Volzer, John Knific, and Kris Ciccarello in 2016 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

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