Jake Ledbetter has been a Researcher at SVB since January 2022, having spent several years conducting research and consulting projects in the private equity and venture capital space. Prior to joining SVB, Jake worked for six years at Bella Research Group, a boutique consulting firm specializing in private markets. While at Bella, Jake worked with a number of PE/VC firms, institutional investors, and government organizations to develop solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. Jake holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree, also in Economics, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a CFA charterholder.