Who We AreBoard of Directors

Jennifer McFarlane Partner, Asterra Partners

Jennifer McFarlane is a Partner, Asterra Partners; an independent board member at several private venture-backed companies (Blue Planet Systems, TruTag Technologies and Betteries GmbH); and a board member at Pacific Institute which overseas UN’s CEO Water Mandate.

Prior to Asterra Partners, Jennifer had a career as C-level executive at both public and venture-backed companies and as an international investment banker.  As a C-level executive she has experience in commercializing new technologies and global expansion.  As CFO, she worked across multiple sectors such as climate tech, medtech and energy; securing strategic partnerships and raising capital for growth.  While CEO, Astia, an accelerator for women-led businesses, Jennifer led a repositioning and rebranding.  As an investment banker, Jennifer advised F500 companies while at Salomon Brothers (now Citi); as well as numerous emerging market governments, while at KPMG.

Ms.  McFarlane is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a C3E Ambassador (an appointment by the U.S. DoE) and a member of MCE Social Capital Loan Committee.  She holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and LLB / BSc from the University of NSW, Australia.