Full Name
Sly Burley
Job Title
Managing Partner
Avante Capital Partners
Speaker Bio
Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon is a Managing Partner of Avante Capital Partners, a leading woman-owned private credit and structured equity fund and SBIC Fund of the Year in 2018. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Simon is responsible for identifying, executing and managing investment opportunities. Ms. Simon joined Avante in 2009 as a founding member of the firm, and she currently manages the fund’s portfolio and new deal activities.

Ms. Simon has over two decades of middle-market debt and equity investment experience. Prior to Avante, she held positions at Palladium Equity Partners, Reliant Equity Partners and various investment banks including Salomon Brothers. She serves on the board of several companies including Quest, LLC.

Ms. Simon is a longtime advocate and champion for women, minorities, and the underserved and underrepresented. She holds leadership roles in several local and national non-profit organizations, including The Robert Toigo Foundation, The Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, and The Westside Family Health Center in Los Angeles, along with various national women’s advocacy groups. In addition, Ivelisse and her two sisters launched a philanthropic organization called We Will to support and empower underserved women and minorities in the areas of healthcare, education, and financial literacy.

Ms. Simon graduated with honors from the University of Illinois and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives with her husband and four children in Los Angeles, and she enjoys taking adventurous trips with them in far flung places.

Contact: ivelisse@avantecap.com
Sly Burley