Jordan (Litke) Gauthier
Executive Director, Middle Market Technology & Disruptive Commerce, JP Morgan, Board
Jordan is an Executive Director at JP Morgan working for the firm's Middle Market Technology & Disruptive Commerce team in Boston. Prior to JP Morgan, Jordan spent 13 years at Bank of America as a Senior Relationship Manager on the Commercial Banking Middle Market team, managing the global relationships of middle market companies headquartered in the Greater Boston area. In her role, she advises industry changing startups and high-growth disruptors on all aspects of their global banking relationship and leads a team of specialized experts to execute various commercial and investment banking solutions. Jordan received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. She is Series 7 and 63 (FINRA) licensed and has her UK Financial Regulation license (CISI). In addition to her Board role at CWE, Jordan was previously the Vice Chair of the Associate Board of Junior Achievement of Northern New England and has served on the Associate Board of Junior Achievement since its inception in 2012. She and her fiancé live in Charlestown with their dog Ginger.
Having worked primarily with large established companies my whole career, I know what it takes for business owners and entrepreneurs to become industry leaders. What I’ve never been exposed to is how those business owners struggled through the early years of establishing a viable business. This uphill battle is even greater for women and women of color. Recent studies have called out that roughly 40% of entrepreneurs are women, yet they receive only 3% of total startup investment in the US. CWE’s mission speaks not only to supporting that entrepreneurial spirit, but also specifically addresses the unique challenges faced by women as they establish their businesses. I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that is dedicated to narrowing the gap for female entrepreneurs and helping them become viable, successful businesses – whatever that means to them.