Bailey G. DeVries
Ms. DeVries serves as the Associate Administrator and head of the Office of Investment and Innovation where she leads the Agency’s portfolio of private investment partnerships and innovation funding programs. These programs include the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer programs (SBIR/STTR), and SBA’s innovation ecosystem support organization (ESO) development programs including the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) and the Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST).
Ms. DeVries comes to the SBA after a private sector career in the asset management and defense industries. She has served in leadership and executive roles while at T. Rowe Price Associates, Greenspring Associates (Stepstone), Trail Mix Ventures (TMV), and Sotera Defense. She began her career at strategy and management consulting firm, CEB (Gartner Research).
Ms. DeVries holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.S. from Northwestern University, and a B.A. from Wake Forest University.