Grace Vandecruze

Grace Vandecruze is a Managing Director at Grace Global Capital LLC, a consulting firm providing financial advisory, restructuring, valuation and capital-raising services to the insurance industry. Grace was most recently a Managing Director at Swiss Re and was responsible for the firm’s advisory practice in the insurance and financial services industry. She has extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings, and most notably she provided expert testimony on the valuation of Conseco during the largest bankruptcy in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Swiss Re, she was Vice President at a private equity firm specializing in the insurance industry and an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Merrill Lynch. She earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and a BBA in Accounting from Pace University in 1985. Before attending The Wharton School, she was an auditor for six years at Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Grace is a licensed sailor and has climbed Everest Base Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Himalayan in Bhutan. She has been featured in two books: “Be Happy at Work, 100 Women Who Love their Jobs and Why” by Joanne Gordon and “Doing it Ourselves: Success Stories of African American Women in Business” by Donna Ballard. Grace serves on the board of M Financial, Resolution Holdings, Lincoln Benefit Life Company and SBLI USA.

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