Jesse serves as President of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Prior to this role, Jesse was Managing Director and Head of the Investments group, where he developed and executed a portfolio investment strategy across multiple asset types and sectors for investments at varying stages of maturity.
Prior to joining the Commerce Corporation, Jesse served as the director of the AIG Investment Program for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, he led the unwind of the treasury’s $70-billion TARP investment in AIG and worked with the Federal Reserve to monetize its position in the federal government’s $182-billion commitment to AIG to stabilize the U.S. financial system during the 2008 financial crisis. Before joining the treasury, Jesse served as the head of business development for a boutique healthcare advisory and consulting business.
Jesse began his career as a mergers, acquisitions and restructuring investment banker, having executed approximately $75 billion of transactions across a wide variety of industries during his career at Morgan Stanley, Lazard and Evercore Partners.
Jesse earned his MBA from Columbia University and received his undergraduate degree in finance and marketing from Georgetown University.