Yelena Edelstein is Deal Partner at Blackmore Partners Inc. – a Chicago-based Private Equity Independent Sponsor firm that, since 2005, has been partnering with highly accomplished executives to acquire and build leading companies. At Blackmore, Yelena is responsible for investment thesis development, deal origination, due diligence, valuation, and transaction execution.
Prior to Blackmore, Yelena was Principal at Amicus Capital Partners – a Chicago-based Private Equity firm with deep expertise in medicine and the business of healthcare, and exclusive focus on the healthcare industry.
Prior to Amicus, Yelena has founded two independent consulting firms: a technology consultancy specializing in the design and architecture of strategic technology solutions, and a management consultancy focused on business architecture and capability-driven strategy.
Throughout her consulting career, Yelena consistently stayed at the frontier of the technology and industry curves to deliver innovative business and technology solutions for Fortune 500, mid-size, and start-up companies across Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Human Resources, Leasing, and Restaurant/Retail sectors. Yelena’s clients include Allstate Insurance Company, Discover Financial Services, McDonald’s Corporation, Options Clearing Corporation, CVS/Caremark, Hewlett-Packard.
Yelena is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative America and serves on the Leadership Council of Upwardly Global. She is a mentor at MATTER, Chicago’s new hub of healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.
Yelena received her MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and completed coursework in Mathematics and Informatics at universities in Ukraine and Russia.