Jennifer Ives is the SVP of 3Pillar’s Technology industry team. Jennifer is a seasoned business leader who has 20+ years of experience working with technology companies to help fuel strategic growth. Over the course of her career, she has worked with technology companies that range in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She oversees a team at 3Pillar that works with a diverse portfolio of clients and includes software, security, and venture-backed startup companies.
Jennifer began her career as an engineer at a geospatial software firm and has continued to work at the intersection of technology, business, and people since. Most recently, she was SVP of North America at the Top Employers Institute. Prior to that, she led strategic growth at LiveSafe, a tech startup that developed an enterprise-class mobile safety communications platform that is now used by universities, the military, and organizations around the world. She also spent more than five years as Director of Business Investment for Arlington County Economic Development, where she was responsible for designing and executing one of the most successful innovation-based economic development clustering strategies in the country.
Jennifer holds degrees from the University of Virginia and George Mason University. She and her husband have two children and live in Arlington, Va.