Jackie Valentine is an Associate at American Securities, a mid-market private equity fund, where she is a member of the Strategy Team. In that capacity, she conducts due diligence on potential acquisitions and helps portfolio companies design and execute strategic plans. Prior to American Securities, she was an Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in her career she worked as a project manager for the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, managing the pre-construction process for the largest homebuilder in post-Katrina New Orleans. Jackie graduated cum laude from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics.