Dufresne is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring investments. She is also involved in the day to day management of the firm, its employees, and fundraising. She sits on the firmâ€™s four person Investment Committee which makes final investment decisions on every deal. Dufresne also is a member of the board of directors of portfolio companies LAI International, and chairman of the board of Media Source Inc. and Fleischmannâ€™s Vinegar Company.
Major professional accomplishment: â€œRaising a first-time fund, generating more than three times the return for my limited partners.â€
Professional lesson learned: â€œAsk not, want not. You must be your own advocate.â€
Advice for college grads: â€œHone your technical skills; become a whiz at financial models.â€
Dream vacation: â€œWonderful tropical weather, nice beaches, piÃ±a coladas, and cultural nightlife. I love to dance!â€
Dream car: â€œStill a convertible. I donâ€™t like all the wind or heat on a hot day but you canâ€™t beat the look.â€
Major personal accomplishment: â€œMarrying the love of my life and producing three fantastic children.â€