Courtney joined Weathergage Capital in 2008. Her 26 years of experience as a principal investor in growth equity companies and her rigorous approach to due diligence are great assets to the firm.
Prior to Weathergage, Courtney was a General Partner with Weston Presidio, a leading diversified private equity firm based in San Francisco and Boston. After 7 years at Weston Presidio, she left in 2004 and founded Silver Partners, a private equity advisory firm where she evaluated secondary and co-investment opportunities and advised consumer growth businesses. Courtney was also Director at Sterling Stamos, where she managed investments in buyout funds, venture capital funds, and co-investments.
Earlier in her career, Courtney made equity and subordinated debt investments as an Assistant Vice President at PPM America. She also spent 5 years at GE Capital where she worked on private equity, senior and subordinated debt investing. In 1997, Courtney was awarded a fellowship in the Kauffman Fellows Program, a global apprenticeship program designed to train the next generations of venture capitalists.
Courtney has an M.B.A., with honors, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class III.