Claudine R. Wispelwey

Director, Operations

Claudine Wispelwey joined the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group in July 2016 as the Director of Operations for the organization. Claudine works closely with all areas of the team to manage day to day operations, financial oversight of the organization, and facilitates personnel matters and recruitment efforts resulting in the current LVG team that exists today. Claudine brings an outside perspective to LVG and supports the organization as a member of the leadership team by spearheading new initiatives and streamlining efficiencies.

Prior to joining LVG, Claudine worked as the CFO and Business Advisor for Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville where she led the partners through an ownership transition, managed operations including financial forecasting and planning and led the renovation of the firm’s historic office space.

Claudine was formerly the Senior Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales for Bear Stearns in New York City for seven years supporting a client list of various hedge fund investment strategies. Her background also includes experience working as a Managing Director for PaineWebber Incorporated in Boston, covering Fidelity and MFS.

Often found encouraging collaboration and teambuilding in the office, Claudine is instrumental in creating a sustainable office culture rewarding hard work and celebrating successes. When she’s not acting as the office cheerleader, she spends her time with her husband and two children, who are no strangers to the LVG office.


M.B.A., Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., Foreign Languages, Syracuse University