The Exceptional Women Alliance Foundation (EWA) announces that after an expansive search and intensive interview process Jeri Harman, Founder and Chair, Avante Capital Partners, was selected to join the Spring 2022 EWA Cohort.
Jeri Harman is the Founder and Chair of Avante Capital Partners, a 100% women-owned private credit and structured equity fund with over $900 million in assets under management. She also serves as Chairman of NN, Inc. (NNBR, NASDAQ), a diversified industrial company, and as a board member of Engineered Performance Technologies, a private automotive aftermarket consumer products company.
Ms. Harman is an entrepreneur, seasoned executive, and investor who offers expertise in growth, capital markets, management, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to being a powerful leader and advisor, she is a sought-after national speaker at symposiums and conferences.
“Jeri’s deep knowledge and laser-focused expertise in the finance industry, as well as her dedication to serving on multiple boards over her career, is a testament to her leadership in a very technical field,” said Larraine Segil, Chair and CEO of EWA. “As a seasoned executive, strategist, and team builder, we know she’ll bring valuable perspectives to our network, and we welcome her to EWA!” added Segil.
“It is rare to find an organization like EWA, whose members are so authentically focused on helping one another meet their professional and personal goals. I look forward to supporting and collaborating with them and am honored to join such an accomplished group of women leaders,” said Harman.
Jeri Harman, Founder & Chair, Avante Capital Partners
She has received numerous recognitions over the years including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Banking & Finance Visionary in 2021 and 2022, and by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the LA 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles in 2018 - 2022. In January 2016, Ms. Harman was on the cover of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine and named one of the Most
Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, a recognition she again received in 2017 - 2022. In March 2017, she was recognized as one of 15 Trailblazers by Buyouts Magazine. In 2013, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Los Angeles inducted Ms. Harman into their Hall of Fame.
The Exceptional Women Alliance Foundation (EWA) is an invitation only mentorship organization where high-potential, high-level Exceptional Women from across multiple industries are hand-selected and invested in, to grow, learn, share, and succeed. In addition to the achievement of significant success, the criteria for acceptance include character traits that are defining of the EWA Culture – Kindness, the Spirit of Generosity, Transparency, Gratitude and Willingness to Share their Networks. The Foundation is a powerhouse of peer-to-peer mentoring that provides guidance, deep connection, and leadership, propelling each woman to sustainable success - one woman at a time. The year-long program enables each Awardee to be connected as alumnae for life in the ever-expanding EWA global network, as their fellow women leaders continue to move into positions of significance.