Van Tran


Van Tran is a founding member of Jackson Square Partners. She served as chief financial officer from its inception in May 2014 until her retirement in December 2023. She was appointed the firm's Head of Culture & Diversity in 2022. Prior to founding Jackson Square, she was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, she was an Analyst at Transamerica Investment Management. Before joining Transamerica in 2000, Van worked for PaineWebber from 1999 to 2000 and CIBC Oppenheimer from 1996 to 1999. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego and earned an MS in finance from Golden Gate University. Outside of work, she enjoys extended bike rides and cooking when time permits. Van also has a strong passion for teaching, counseling, and helping underrepresented minority and low-income students, especially about college and their options for different career paths.