Panelist: Michelle Eidson

Principal
Head Of Business Development
Crest Rock Partners

Michelle Eidson, Principal and Head of Business Development, is responsible for devising the firm’s investment sourcing strategy and leading its execution. Prior to joining Crest Rock, Michelle held leadership roles in private equity business development and deal origination for the last eight years as a Managing Director at Shorehill Capital and Vice President at Platte River Equity.

Prior to working in private equity, Michelle was the Director of Corporate Development for EchoStar Corporation. Her responsibilities at EchoStar included sourcing, evaluating and executing strategic partnerships, investments, and acquisitions to enhance EchoStar’s technology platform. Michelle helped establish EchoStar’s strategic investment practice.

Previously, Michelle was an Associate with Holden Capital, a Denver-based venture capital firm focused on early stage technology investments. Michelle was also an Investment Banking Associate with JPMorgan Chase & Co. She began her career in Cairo, Egypt as a consultant on a USAID-backed project for the Government of Egypt.

Michelle earned a joint MBA/M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a B.A. in international studies with a minor in economics from Colby College.

Outside of Crest Rock, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, skiing, playing tennis, and traveling.