Meredith Schwarz leads General Mills Ventures, the company's corporate venture capital fund. She is charged with setting the direction of the fund, managing the portfolio of existing investments and developing the pipeline for new investment opportunities. Prior to her engagement with the venture fund she worked within General Mills' M&A group on a variety of transactions. She began her career in New York working with JPMorgan Chase in a number of roles including asset management, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in English and Economics.