Jane C. Och

BBA/MAcc ’86
Founder and Inventor, The Inside Scoop/JOAB Bagels, LLC and Guac-Lock, LLC; Co-Founder, Willoughby Capital Holdings, LLC.

Career Background

Jane Och began her investment career in 1986 at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. as an Equity Sales Specialist. Over the course of her professional career, she enjoyed roles at Tiger Management as an Analyst and at The Portfolio Strategy Group, an independent wealth management firm, as a Partner. In 2011, she and her husband Daniel S. Och co-founded Willoughby Capital Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm managing the assets of the Och family and the Jane and Daniel Och Foundation.

A passionate entrepreneur, Jane has provided voluntary accounting and consulting advice to small businesses, including Jewels by Joanne, an online and retail jeweler showcasing the work of over 130 designers. In 2012, she founded Guac-Lock, LLC, a consumer-goods company which oversees the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of the Guac-Lock, a patented container that prevents guacamole from turning brown (which was co-invented by her). Jane is also a co-founder and co-inventor of The Inside Scoop, a kitchen utensil designed to conveniently scoop out the inside of a bagel or bread. She thrives on identifying and nurturing new ideas and talent through innovation and mentoring.

Jane is a dedicated philanthropist and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the Harlem Village Academies, where she volunteers as a mentor and bridge teacher and Facing History and Ourselves, a global non-profit dedicated to fighting bigotry and hate in the classroom. She serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Group at the University of Michigan, as well as a member of the University’s Ross School of Business Advisory Board. She is an active volunteer, funder and advisor with the Hebrew Free Loan Society. In 2008, she and her husband, Daniel, co-founded the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation, a private grant- making foundation, of which she is a Trustee.