Jamie Zimmerman '81, Litespeed Management LLC

13952625689_cb4ff5d280_b.jpgJamie Zimmerman, class of ’81, was a multi-sport athlete at Amherst College and was instrumental in establishing the Women’s Soccer program during her time here. Zimmerman graduated magna cum laude from Amherst and proceeded to acquire a Masters in English Literature and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

After a year of working as a bankruptcy lawyer in New York City, Zimmerman changed career tracks and began working as a junior analyst in the risk arbitrage department of L.F. Rothschild. Zimmerman went on to work for several companies where she focused on managing distressed debt. In 2000, Zimmerman set out on her own and founded Litespeed Management LLC, where she started by managing $4 million in assets. Litespeed has continued to grow steadily since its inception and consists of a 20 person workforce currently managing over $1 billion in assets.