Sandy Grippo serves as Chief Financial Officer of Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). She works closely with Bessemer’s global team and represents the firm with financial partners, financial institutions, auditors, and investors.
Sandy is accountable for financial management and operations sustaining the firm’s investment strategies and initiatives. She leads the monitoring of BVP’s portfolio company performance and fund structuring. Sandy oversees all financial operations including valuations, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, financial systems, auditing, reporting, treasury, and tax. She also ensures the firm’s compliance with GAAP and international policies and procedures. Sandy is responsible for managing many of the day-to-day operations of the firm and ensuring proper controls and procedures are practiced globally.
Sandy joined BVP in 2002, bringing over a decade of experience in accounting and financial reporting for private investment firms. Prior to joining Bessemer, Sandy was a vice president at JP Morgan Partners where she developed expertise in partnership accounting, partnership taxes, and fund operations. Her responsibilities included financial management for the $5.4 billion JP Morgan Partners Global Investors fund.
After graduating with a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University and earning her CPA, Sandy began her career at Ernst and Young where she spent five years specializing in hedge-fund and private-equity clients.