Ashley Brasier, or Ashley Lightspeed, has become a name that is associated with hard work and perseverance in the investment space. Currently serving as a Partner in Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ashley has achieved the kind of success that is hard to come by in this day and age.
It is because Ashley Lightspeed has not only had the opportunity to serve as a Partner on a highly competitive VC firm, but has been able to benefit from some of the best educational and professional institutions in the world.
Having enrolled in Duke University, Ashley Lightspeed was able to graduate Summa Cum Laude in visual and media studies as well as markets and management. After her graduation, she went on to join Bain & Company, one of the world’s most revered management consultancy firms.
At Bain & Company, Ashley was able to serve in the role of Senior Associate from August 2012 – July 2015. She had left Bain when she got a managerial position offer from Thumbtack in February 2015. At Thumbtack, she fulfilled her role of Category Manager until June 2016, which is when she got accepted at Stanford University for her MBA.
During this new phase of transitioning back into life as a student, Ashley decided to take matters of career into her own hands, and started to consult businesses and startups on her own. Her work and its stellar results got her attention from all sorts of business sectors, where Lightspeed eventually offered her a role that seemed to fit right in with her work philosophy.
At the time of writing, Ashley continues working at Lightspeed and helps startups and businesses find the funding they need after a proper vetting process. The aim is to help as many businesses as possible, yet ensuring that Lightspeed gets the kind of returns that help it sustain its business model with consistent growth. View Ashley’s profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleybrasier/