March 15, 2013, Durham, NC SJF Ventures, a growth equity fund with over $100 million under management and offices in Durham, New York and San Francisco, announced the promotion of Cody Nystrom to Managing Director. She is responsible for leading new investments for the fund, particularly in the health & wellness and resource efficiency sectors, as well as overseeing fund administration.
Cody has played a key role with several successful SJF portfolio companies. These include Community Energy, a Philadelphia-based utility-scale solar developer and renewable energy credit marketer and CleanScapes, a Seattle-based recycling, organics and waste services provider, which was sold successfully to Recology in 2011.
She was previously at Ewing Bemiss & Co., an investment bank based in Richmond, Virginia that provides M&A and other financial advisory services to middle-market companies, primarily in the energy and environment fields. She worked on over a dozen M&A transactions and capital raising assignments totaling over $650 million in transaction value. Cody developed deep industry and project finance experience representing companies in the renewable energy space, specifically within the landfill gas, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency sectors.
Cody graduated summa cum laude from the University of Virginia with a BS in Systems and Information Engineering and a minor in Business. Additionally, Cody serves on selection or advisory committees for Investors’ Circle, Virginia Commonwealth Energy Fund, Virginia Innovation Partnership, and the Venture Forward mentoring group at University of Virginia.