Jean Reilly is an Executive Assistant at a16z crypto supporting the Head of Crypto Research, Tim Roughgarden, the Head of Crypto Security, Ray Carreira, and their respective teams. Before joining a16z Jean worked for Varde Partners, an alternative investment firm headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, for almost 6 years as Office Manager and Executive Assistant supporting c-suite and senior leaders. Jean managed the New York Office needs, supporting a team of 3 to its growth of almost 60 including coordinating an office move and interviewing/hiring support staff to accommodate our growth. Prior to that Jean worked for Bridgewater Associates in Westport, CT supporting the Head of IT and his 300+ organization first as his Executive Assistant and then was promoted to Management Support Associate managing processes and projects as needed for him and his team.

In her downtime, Jean enjoys spending time with friends and family which will usually include cooking, baking, traveling or attending nieces/nephews’ sports games. She also loves to read and has been part of a book club for over 17 years.