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JSTAR LOGO and value-add capital partner


Foundationally we are strategic, collaborative partners and value builders.

And we understand the complexity and hard work that is required to formulate the best forward strategy, and then align your talent and organizational structure, product and services, data, technology, infrastructure, and capitalization structure to that strategy.  All while optimally prioritizing your key initiatives to accelerate the value creation process.


Our decades of pattern recognition across industries, structures, and key strategic and value drivers – as well as the challenges frequently experienced – make JSTAR potentially an excellent investor and partner for your business.

Jennifer Stewart, Managing Partner

Jennifer is a strategic, innovative investor and value-builder and has led JSTAR and affiliates since inception.  She brings a combination of multi-decade experienced institution capital, entrepreneurial and operating leadership perspective to each investment.


Jennifer has previously served on nine boards, including previously public FGX International Holdings Limited.


She has closed over 20 acquisitions including add-ons, successfully invested approximately $500m of capital and has decades of pattern recognition across many industries.


Jennifer also delivered results as CEO and understands firsthand the rewards as well as challenges of leading operating companies.


Previously, she was at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, including being a member of its fundraising team for its inaugural $1.5b private equity institutional fund.


Jennifer earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and BS Chemical Engineering, Magna cum Laude and with Honors, from The Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer Stewart, JSTAR Holdings Managing Partner

Carrie Snyder, Vice President

Carrie is a dedicated, solutions-oriented strategic and analytical business partner who enjoys collaborating with others to optimize best practices across organizations and deliver successful outcomes with a shared sense of purpose.

With experience in corporate finance, strategy and investment banking, she has led multiple teams through the execution of many complex transactions and has partnered closely with executive teams to help companies reach their strategic and financing goals and manage relationships with the investment community.

She has completed over $15b in mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings for public and private companies.

Her past financial experience includes investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup Global Markets), JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo Securities, and Equity Research at Pacific Growth Equities.

Carrie has an MBA from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Bachelors of Arts degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of California at Davis.

JSTAR is also engaged with numerous seasoned industry and functional experts aligned with its proactive proprietary investment theses.  While JSTAR remains interested in all opportunities that meet its investment criteria, explore more about our Medical Spa Interest and Complex Machining and Assembly Interest.  

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