Jerome Hershey

Financial Services

Jerome has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for over five years and currently has investment responsibilities in financial services. Prior to joining FTV, Jerome was vice president of corporate and business development at OnDeck, where he was a member of the management team. At OnDeck, he led the process for the company’s IPO and Series E financing. He also sourced and executed multiple strategic business development partnerships, and led OnDeck’s efforts to enter the Australian and Canadian markets.

Prior to OnDeck, Jerome was on the investment team at TCV, where he focused on technology-enabled services, software and financial technology companies. Previously, he held investing roles at Blackrock Capital Partners and Spectrum Equity. Jerome began his career at JPMorgan Chase as a TMT investment banking analyst.


The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, BS, Economics


Jerome enjoys playing guitar, golfing and being disappointed by the Arsenal Football Club.

What excites you the most about being a growth equity investor?

I love meeting entrepreneurs who have successfully brought their company from the early to middle innings. Partnering with them to help fulfill their dreams is incredibly fulfilling, and inspires me to stay focused, humble and determined. The companies in which we invest have the opportunity to create a lasting impact in the industries in which they operate.

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