Former Managing Director at ZAIS Group, LLC
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University

Jennifer Lakefield graduated from Lehigh University in 1991 with a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering and currently holds the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.  

Jennifer is recently retired with over 30 years of experience at Investment Management organizations and financial services institutions. Her experience includes Portfolio Management, Traditional and Alternative Investments, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Risk Management, problem solving, strategic planning, financial planning, and financial asset research.

Additionally, throughout her career, Jennifer has had a passion for volunteer work. Most recently she served as Chief Volunteer Officer and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Great Monmouth County YMCA.  Throughout her term she helped lead the organization in hiring a new CEO, building out the management team and board committees, navigating a merger, a strategic planning initiative and helped strategize and pivot throughout the COVID-19 crisis. She continues to serve on both their Corporate and Foundation boards. She is also involved with The Nature Conservancy in both NJ and FL, as well as a variety of other charitable organizations.

Jennifer and her family – husband Bryan Briscoe and son Terence (TJ) – Lehigh, Civil Engineering, 23’, split their time between Naples, FL and Colts Neck, NJ. Their daughter Mackenzie – UC Berkeley 21’, lives in New Haven and works in Cognitive Science Research at Yale. 

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Jennifer Lakefield