Ian Ferry


Ian is a founding member of Jackson Square Partners, serving as a portfolio manager and analyst since its inception in May 2014. He was promoted to CIO in 2023. He has been a part of the team for over a decade. Prior to founding Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager of the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from November 2011 to April 2014. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was an equity research analyst with Fidelity from August 2010 to October 2011. Before that, he completed an internship as an analyst with Carlson Capital in summer 2009. Previously, he worked with HarbourVest Partners from 2005 to 2008 in its private equity group, where he analyzed and completed growth equity investments and leveraged buyouts for the firm. Ian began his career with Houlihan Lokey in 2004 as a financial analyst. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Tulane University. Ian also earned an MBA, with a concentration in management, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, reading biographies, running trails, and engaging in non-profits with an education focus.