Jennifer Kelsey, Controller
Jennifer Kelsey was hired in 2017 as a part-time Controller. Ms. Kelsey serves as the Controller for all of SDS’ business lines including the newly raised American South Real Estate Fund. She manages the Compliance staff and is responsible for performing the finance and accounting functions related to SDS’ corporate budget and accounting-related needs for all affiliated entities, as well as overseeing client tax, audit and accounting functions.
Prior to joining SDS Jennifer managed the financial reporting for William O'Neil and Company, a pioneering Los Angeles based Registered Investment Advisor serving Institutional Investors and the retail markets through their investment research, securities brokerage and national news publication - Investor's Business Daily. Before making Los Angeles home, Jennifer spent 15 years in Silicon Valley in various financial services capacities. At Trident Capital, an early stage Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund, she managed the quarterly investor and management reporting for multiple funds with over $2 Billion in committed capital. She parlayed that experience into a financial and treasury role at Probitas Partners, a multi-national placement agent, where she oversaw the reporting and closings of over $55 Billion in capital raises throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to that, Jennifer was responsible for the financial reporting of grants and funds allocated to Stanford University's School of Medicine through the NIH and multiple Private Foundations and Endowments. Jennifer began her career in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen San Francisco followed by Ernst and Young Assurance Services.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling often. She is an outdoor enthusiast and relishes visiting her cabin in the Eastern Sierras to hike and fish, and her ranch in Southern Utah to horseback ride through the Virgin River Trails. She is an accomplished pianist and enjoys family excursions with her husband, 5 children and 2 Pugs.