Ivy joined NorthStar in 2015 as our Head of Equity Research to synthesize and expand NorthStar’s investment research process and enhance the work of the portfolio management team. Ivy works with works with our investment advisors on incorporating NorthStar’s vision of socially responsible investing (SRI) into investment ideas and leads the investment team in fundamental financial and SRI analysis of current and potential portfolio companies.
Earlier in her career, Ivy worked on Wall Street where she was a vice president in the equity research department at Barclays Capital (formerly Lehman Brothers) where she covered the food and drug retail industry. She was awarded honorable mention in the Institutional Investor Survey, and worked on a team that was consistently ranked #1 for its research coverage.
Ivy currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Harvard Business School Association of Boston and the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association. She is a member of the finance committee of YW Boston and serves on the Board of Directors for Brookview House, Inc.
Ivy graduated summa cum laude from Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School where she was a Robert F. Toigo Fellow, and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was a Fellow for the Institute for International Public Policy. She enjoys reading and has traveled extensively, having lived and studied on three different continents. She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.