Founder & CEO
Vic co-founded Jumpstart Foundry in 2014 to create a new type of healthcare investment platform. Vic has been an investor in healthcare and technology since 2001 and has made over 200 investments in early-stage innovation companies in the areas of healthcare services, medical devices, diagnostic tools, technology, and data analytics. He has a MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Amherst College and currently lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons.
When not making terrible Dad jokes, Brian works best at the intersection of technology and operations, finding the most efficient ways to build and lead teams with the latest tech. A process fanatic, Brian brings structure and intent to the Jumpstart organization in everything we do. He holds a BS degree in computer science from Centre College as well as MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Vanderbilt University.
Kentucky Derby Day is his favorite day of the year.
Despises American cheese.
Has a cute but extremely stupid corgi named Sprinklz.
Eller loves meeting new people and making connections for founders, investors, and mentors. As Managing Director, she oversees the strategic direction of each annual fund, leads fundraising efforts, and serves as the point of contact for all portfolio company founders. After earning a B.S. in Biology from Dickinson College, she made her way back home to Tennessee, where she has been deeply involved in the entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem.
Loves spending time with family and friends around the dinner table.
On days off, you can find Eller wading in a stream, casting flies, and hoping to land a fish.
A proud winner of a blueberry pie eating contest (no hands!).
Ashley loves to keep things organized and structured. As Administrative Manager, she is the gateway to all things Jumpstart. Chances are if you’ve scheduled a meeting with a Jumpstart team member, you’ve interacted with her. Born and raised in California, she made her way to Tennessee in 2019 with a BA in Journalism from Cal State Northridge.
Avid Nashville Predators Fan
Although admittedly terrible, loves to figure skate
Proud Cat Mom
Content Marketing Manager
After engaging in media production and content strategy efforts for multiple brands in Ghana, Richard moved to the United States for his Master’s Degree in Brand and Media Strategy at East Tennessee State University. As Content Marketing Manager for Jumpstart, Richard is involved in strategic planning, production and publishing efforts of media messages across channels to support marketing efforts for the Jumpstart brand.
Loves wedding photography
Enjoys road trips and hanging out with friends
Can't stop writing songs, poetry and scripts for stageplays
Krystin is the bridge between Jumpstart Foundry and the Refinery community. She loves building relationships, market research, brand development, and finding solutions for problems across all marketing channels. A Jersey girl born and bred, she received her degree in Communications and Media at Stockton University, then made her way to Los Angeles before landing in Nashville in 2020.
Dog mom to a spoiled rescued pup, Lily
Usually the one hosting and cooking for friends and family gatherings
Loves making wheel thrown pottery
Our values define the success of our team.