- Laperouse previously worked at Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company where she was director of culture and talent
- She also served as managing director of training at Emergent Method
- Since 1992, Advantage Capital has invested more than $3.8 billion
Advantage Capital, a New Orleans-based venture capital firm, has named Julie Laperouse as chief talent officer. In her new role, Laperouse will lead the human resources strategy for the firm.
“We are excited to bring on a dynamic leader like Julie to help shape the future of our firm,” said Ryan Brennan, a managing director at Advantage Capital, in a statement. “Julie shares our commitment to diversity, inclusion, coaching, and ensuring we attract and retain the next generation of leaders to accelerate our ability to push the impact investing envelope.”
Laperouse comes to Advantage Capital from Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company where she was director of culture and talent for a team of more than 800 employees. She also served as managing director of training at Emergent Method, a management consulting firm focused on helping organizations achieve their mission. And, as director of talent development for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, Laprouse assisted local businesses in the attraction and retention of talent including executive recruitment and recruiting program development
Laprouse holds a BA from Louisiana State University.
Advantage Capital provides financing to established and emerging companies located in communities underserved by conventional sources of capital. Since 1992, the firm has invested more than $3.8 billion in companies from a diverse array of industry sectors.