Women Capitalizing: Finance the Growth of your Business


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May 16 - 19, 2019

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The panel discussion will begin at 3:30pm and be followed by a cocktail reception from 5-7pm.
Only 2.3% of venture capital funding last year reached women owned businesses. Our goal of driving middle market growth is inextricably linked to empowering women owned and led businesses with the knowledge of how to finance their growth. ACG North Florida is proud to bring you a diverse panel of women leaders with various perspectives in finance to discuss how to match the needs of your business. 



Catherine Miller, Moderator

Pando Partners Wealth Management

Catherine has spent over 20 years working with leading global corporations, asset managers, and private clients, to provide counsel in investment management, investment banking, and equity research and trading.  She has experienced firsthand the financial empowerment of innovators and investors alike through capital markets financing and disciplined investment strategy. 

Emerging from long nights and deep analytics in the investment banking realm of Salomon Smith Barney, Catherine found her true passion on the trading floors of Morgan Stanley, where she advised some of the world’s largest asset managers and hedge funds in US equity investment strategy.  From her early days with Morgan Stanley in London, England, to the firm’s US offices in Boston and then New York, Catherine’s relationships, investment experience and cultural perspectives span global markets. 

Catherine’s academic pursuits were also global, having earned her MBA in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania's, Wharton School -- her B.B.A. in Marketing and Management, Summa Cum Laude, from Emory University -- and studied International Business and Management at Schiller International University in Paris, France. 

Since her Wharton days, Catherine and her writings have been featured in national and regional publications, such as On Wall Street and the Jacksonville Business Journal. She is an advisory board member for the University of North Florida’s Financial Services program and gives back in tribute to those who give so much. 


Nelson Bradshaw

NE Florida CEO

A graduate of LSU with a degree in Finance, he started his banking career 33 years ago with J.P. Morgan Chase in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has spent the last 24 years as a banker in Florida with SunTrust and BBVA Compass Bank. Bradshaw relocated to Jacksonville in September 2008 as the market executive, after holding the same position in Pensacola, Florida since 2001.
He has held numerous civic leadership positions over the years including State board positions with the Florida Development Finance Corporation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Florida Bankers Association, and NAIOP. Local board positions include Association for Corporate Growth, Jacksonville Downtown Rotary, World Affairs Council, JAX Chamber of Commerce, Hubbard House Foundation, and UNF College of Business Advisory Board.

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Jennifer Byers

Regional Vice President, Central Florida

Jennifer Byers has more than 20 years of experience helping SME’s through Fortune 500 enterprises assess, impact, and improve their financial health. In her current role, Jennifer provides working capital solutions to banking partners and businesses in a variety of industries, including staffing, transportation, wholesale distribution, and manufacturing. Jennifer has a passion for helping those with disabilities and serves on the Board of Directors for Building Pathways, which trains people with unique abilities in their fields of interest. In addition to this, she contributes her time and talents to increase awareness for several organizations that support the needs of autistic children and adults. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys running marathons and spending time with her husband, son, and family of pets.

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Jennifer Dunham

General Partner

Jennifer is a General Partner with Arsenal, a growth equity firm focused on the intersection of government, large corporations, and emerging technology companies.  Jennifer is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, as well as portfolio development and support.  Jennifer also maintains firm wide responsibility for state-specific mandates.  She has spent the last fifteen years working closely with early-stage companies in a variety of technology markets.  She has been integrally involved in the community by supporting the establishment and growth of Florida¹s venture ecosystem. Jennifer holds a B.S.B.A. from SUNY College of Technology and an MBA from Rollins College.


Jennifer is the proud mother of Cooper and enjoys reading, cooking, tennis and cycling in her spare time.  She was raised in Upstate New York, but does not miss the winter, even a bit.


Carolyn Mathis

Harbor View Advisors

Carolyn has parlayed her more than 20 years of investment banking experience into helping entrepreneurs prepare for market, evaluate strategic alternatives, and navigate every step of a sale or capital raise.

 At the same time, Carolyn understands the nuances of corporate strategy and capital markets. Most of her work hinges on bringing together the right people—whether that means connecting clients with key partners, matchmaking between sellers and buyers, or building on Harbor View’s capabilities.

 Prior to founding Harbor View, Carolyn worked in the investment banking and equities divisions of Goldman Sachs, as well as at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Carolyn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago.

 Outside of Harbor View, Carolyn is a member of the Investment Committee of the UNF Foundation Board and a board member of the Florida Venture Forum. She enjoys attending sporting events as a mother of three and challenging her latest long-distance run.

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North Florida

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May 20, 2019 12am