Jeanne Straw

Vice President of Administration

Jeanne directs finance and information technology operations at Catalyst Connection. She is a certified public accountant who has worked with not-for-profit, government, and related accounting operations since 1983. Before joining Catalyst Connection in 1988, she spent six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where she directed audits and consulting engagements for not-for-profit, manufacturing, high technology, and venture capital organizations.

She has assisted in the launch of venture capital funds; provided audit and tax compliance support; analyzed portfolios; performed due diligence; negotiated lines of credit for portfolio companies; mentored financial executives; advised on system start-up for portfolio companies; and acted as legal-counsel liaison.

She holds a B.S. in accounting and marketing from the University of Maryland.

Past Client Success and Experience
  • Manages support of finance, information technology and government contracts for the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center
Certifications and Affiliations
  • Certified Public Accountant