Venita Fields is a Partner of Pelham S2K and a member of the Pelham S2K Investment Committee.
Previously, Venita was a Senior Managing Director and Partner of Smith Whiley & Company. She managed the firm’s Chicago office and was a senior member of Smith Whiley’s Investment Committee that directed and managed its three private equity funds. Prior to joining Smith Whiley, Venita spent nineteen years in the commercial finance departments of various financial institutions, including ten years at Bank of America. During her tenure at Bank of America, she achieved the rank of Senior Vice President, leading a team of originators of leveraged transactions in the Midwest and Canadian markets. Prior to joining Bank of America, Venita managed an investment origination team at Citicorp North America. She began her career at Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago.
Venita earned a B.A. from Northwestern University and a Masters of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.