Jill Y. Kitazaki

Jill joined Denning & Company in July of 2002. As President, she is responsible for all aspects of private equity advisory services. Prior to joining Denning & Company, Jill was a senior member of the Partners Group at Whitney & Company responsible for working with the firm’s institutional Limited Partners worldwide across multiple investment areas including Private Equity, Private Debt (mezzanine), Public Equity (hedge funds), and Public Debt (structured products).

Prior to joining Whitney, Jill was Vice President in the Private Equity Market Group with Paul from 1996-2000 at Hambrecht & Quist (later, JP Morgan H&Q) and was responsible for origination and placement of private equity partnerships worldwide. Prior to joining H&Q, Jill worked at PaineWebber as an Institutional Equities Trader, advising large international money managers. She also worked as a Global Commodities Trader for a Washington, D.C.-based trading company and specialized in counter-trade activity for Asian, European, Russian and United States clients.

Jill graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs and East Asian Studies, and an M.B.A. in International Finance from The George Washington University. Jill currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PE WIN).