Jesse Bardo ’03

Director, Abbot Academy Fund.

Jesse was part of the founding team at EverTrue for the last seven years. EverTrue is a Bain backed SaaS company in Boston catering to higher education advancement teams. The company was part of the TechStars Boston 2011 class and a MassChallenge 2012 winner. Now at SVB, Jesse spends his time helping great founders grow amazing businesses in the world’s best innovation ecosystem. To this end, he connects entrepreneurs with Boston’s accelerators, universities and partners, as well as internal SVB staff, to help his clients scale. Every day, Jesse sits at the intersection between founders, who are dedicated to what they are building, and the bank’s global network, and from this vantage point he gets to help companies and individuals grow.

Beyond EverTrue, Jesse has also been an investor and mentor for early-stage startups; this includes serving as a Techstars mentor himself. He also volunteers as an Abbot Academy Fund director for Phillips Academy Andover and is chair of the Phillips Academy Regional Leadership Boston team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.

Jesse lives in Boston with his wife and two children. Outside of work, he is a diehard European soccer fan. And here’s a word to the wise: Don’t come knocking when the Tottenham Hotspur are playing, unless you’re willing to give Jesse’s favorite soccer team your undivided attention.

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