Jay Leonard is a Director at Babson Capital. With over 10 years of Finance real estate and structured finance experience, he is currently a Director focusing on economic and policy research. Outside of Babson he has helped grow Valley Venture Mentors over the last 5 years. Previously, Mr. Leonard had stints in Risk Management and real estate.
Jay Leonard is also the Co-Head of the Springfield Venture Fund. The Springfield Venture Fund is an $5 million impact micro Venture Capital fund supporting economic development in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley by investing in primarily seed and pre-seed companies located in Springfield Massachusetts.
He holds an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Pelham with his wife and 2 kids.