Entrepreneurship Founders

Jill Dempsey

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2007

Contact Information:

Website: https://www.manduka.com
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jilld

Employment:

Job Title: CEO & Founder
Company: Wedding Line
Location: California, United States

Expertise:

  • Finance
  • M&A
  • Strategy
  • Growth
  • Private Equity
  • Consumer Products

Biography:

Jill Dempsey is an entrepreneur focused on leading consumer product and service businesses to, and through, scale. She is the CEO and Founder of Wedding Line, a wedding financing partner to leading venues across the country, to give love the credit it deserves!

Prior to Wedding Line, Jill was the CEO of DUO Venues, the leader in wedding and special event venues, with a marketplace of over 250 unique venues executing over 5,000 events annually.

Jill was the CFO of Comforts of Home, a European student housing business operating 1,500 properties across France, Italy and Spain. Before that, for nearly ten years, she was a Partner at Dolphin Capital, a $100mm private equity fund, where she led investments, exits and assumed executive roles in multiple portfolio companies as COO, CFO and Board Member. Following Dolphin’s acquisition in 2013 of Manduka, a premium yoga product and apparel brand in Los Angeles, she joined the company as its CFO & COO until completing a successful sale in 2015.