Joanna Rees

Managing Partner, West

Joanna is a Managing Partner at West and leads the firm’s investment activities. She recently led the formation and capital raise for Endeavor Catalyst. She is also a Senior Partner of the B Team and serves on the boards of Care.com, Prelude Fertility, FICO, Harvest Power, Hickies Inc., and Endeavor Global. She previously founded VSP Capital where she led investments and served on the board of more than 25 venture-backed companies including the National Venture Capital Association (“NVCA”). Joanna began her career in brand management and advertising at Groupe Danone and DMB+B. She is a senior mentor and moderator at the Aspen Institute. She was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by The World Economic Forum and a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Science from Duke University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.