Ciara Burnham ’93

Ciara Burnham is a financial services executive, board director, and in-vestor with three decades of experience across the industry. Ciara serves on the boards of several financial services and fintech companies, and also works with nonprofit organizations focused on ESG, social im-pact, and education.

Ciara spent two decades as a senior managing director with Evercore, the global investment bank, where she worked across both the invest-ment banking and investment management businesses. Ciara joined Evercore shortly after its inception and played a significant leadership role in the build-out of the firm’s presence on a global basis. She has worked with early stage fintech companies as a senior advisor and part-ner with QED, a leading venture capital firm. Earlier in her career, Ciara was an equity research analyst with Sanford Bernstein and a consultant with McKinsey.

Ciara received an AB cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. She serves as chair of the board of trustees for EDC, a leading nonprofit working globally in educa-tion, health care, and economic opportunity. Ciara is a member of the advisory boards of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and the Pro-gram for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School, and the Dean's advisory council of Princeton University.

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