Jaime Hildreth is known for bringing creativity into the field of finance. Throughout her career, she’s been able to leverage the power of technology to transform how things are done.
Jaime got her start in finance in General Electric’s Financial Management Program and with the Corporate Audit Staff. During her time there, Jaime helped privatize one of GE’s businesses and became part of the Blackstone Private Equity portfolio. In 2008, she was recruited by Blackstone with the mandate of building out its PE valuations team from scratch. In doing so, Jaime set a new, innovative path for Blackstone and the private capital markets industry. “It was an interesting time to join Blackstone because the company had just gone public and marking private companies was non-existent,” she shares. Jaime teamed up with Laurence Tosi, who was Blackstone's CFO, and together they created an internal software called, iLEVEL, which is now used by over 700 PE, VC, and LPs.
After seven years with Blackstone, Jaime leaped into the operations side with Blackstone’s FinTech portfolio company, Ipreo, where she championed the acquisition of iLEVEL to form Ipreo’s Private Capital Markets (PCM) division, a software that empowers private capital market participants to control their data and make more informed decisions. PCM became the fastest-growing unit and three years later, Ipreo was sold to IHS Market (now S&P Global) for nearly $2 billion.
In the interim, Laurence Tosi founded WestCap, a strategic operating and investing firm, with a more hands-on approach to investing. His vision was to assemble a team of experienced investor-operators that would work hand-in-hand with founders and CEOs to build the companies of tomorrow. As an investor passionate about building businesses, Jaime was inspired by this new model. She joined WestCap in 2019 as a partner and member of their investment committee, leading asset management for the firm and certain FinTech investments, including serving as a board member of Addepar. “WestCap represents the culmination of the best of my experiences,” she states. “It really completes the circle for me, both personally and professionally.” Jaime’s journey to becoming an industry leader has been far from ordinary—and it’s far from over.
Jaime holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s from Fairfield University.
Partner — WestCap