Founder and Managing Director
Jeremy Neilson is a Managing Director and Founder of Assure Equity Partners. Assure Equity Partners is a private equity advisory and management firm focuses on targeted investment programs, fund of funds and LP and GP advisory services. Since launching, Assure Equity Partners has been retained to provide non-discretionary fund advisory services for private and government entities, consulting services to several states regarding targeted state investment programs, and consulting services to financial services firms, general partners and limited partners. Prior to launching Assure Equity Partners, Mr. Neilson spent seven years as the Managing Director of the State of Utah’s private equity program, the Utah Fund of Funds (“Utah FoF”). Mr. Neilson was responsible for every aspect of the program, ultimately building a nationally recognized program. Under Mr. Neilson’s direction, the Utah FoF team sourced and screened investments, performed due diligence, negotiating legal documents and participating in advisory boards. The Utah FoF invested $122 million through 28 fund commitments based throughout the United States and internationally. The Utah FoF was awarded the Best in State award for economic development each year from 2008 to 2011.
Prior to the Utah FoF, Mr. Neilson was an associate with the University Venture Fund where he spent time working closely with local and national venture capitalists on company due diligence. Mr. Neilson started his professional career at Neilson Elggren in their Los Angeles office, a fraud and bankruptcy forensic accounting firm, where he worked on a number of matters including Adelphia’s billion dollar bankruptcy and one of Americas largest Ponzi schemes. Mr. Neilson holds a finance degree from Brigham Young University, an MBA from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Mr. Neilson is a California licensed attorney and was an advisory board member for Salt Lake City’s Upstart Ventures and Israel’s TriVentures. Mr. Neilson is a member of the investment committee for the Utah Valley University Foundation.