Welcome to Meka Asonye, GTM expert, Stripe veteran—and our new Partner

Jacqueline Glass

Chief of Staff

I love being a part of something that makes the world a better place through innovation. That’s why I’m grateful to play a role in First Round’s community of dedicated, passionate, and inspiring people. In my role, I work directly with First Round’s managing partner Bill Trenchard as his Chief of Staff.  It is my job to make sure all the puzzle pieces fit into place and no stone gets left unturned.

Prior to First Round, I earned my B.S. in Communication Arts & Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Following my undergraduate work, I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology and leveraged it working in various counseling jobs with diverse populations. I also worked for Cultural Care Au Pair as a Childcare Consultant and earned the honor of being a member of the company’s Leadership League. 

As a native of the Chicago area, I’m a third-generation Cubs fan, even though I’ve long since relocated to the West Coast. In my free time, you’ll find me hanging out with my husband and our twin daughters (as well as our cat and two dogs). I also love to travel, go for long walks, swim, and I’m always on the hunt for new healthy recipes to try out with my family.