Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland is an active member of her community, a champion of women’s rights issues, and working to help small companies and projects find their stride through finding capital for them. To say that she keeps herself busy is an understatement to the accomplishments that she has garnered through her work at her company and the organizations that she helped build.
Her day job is being a managing partner of Ounavarra Capital LLC, a boutique investment firm that raised much needed capital for them. She is also a co-founder of the company and works with her clients on a personal level to ensure that they have the funding they need to be successful.
When she’s not working, Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland is doing a great many things to make the world a better place. She is on various committees and boards that go to help underprivileged children and women. She has three children and busy family life because of that. When there is some down time in her life she likes to read and cites classics from such authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ayn Rand as some of her favorite books. She is also an avid traveler and likes to bring the family with her and her husband. They have made trips all over the world and have been all over South America and Europe. There are few things out there that Joelle has not done or experienced through her personal or professional life.
Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland has worked to make her way through the world and done so with a splash. She attended college at Tufts University near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1852, the university was built on land donated by Charles Tufts on one of the highest points in the Boston area. Their school colors are brown and blue and the school is host to ten different colleges. Students can study majors within the arts and sciences, with graduate schools in medicine, dentistry, and law available as well. All undergraduate programs and some graduate programs are exclusive to the main campus, but there are satellite campuses in Boston, Grafton, and one in Talloires, France.
After graduating college, Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland set off to achieve her professional aims. In the process she also started to participate in certain kinds of activism. She became active with the organization, Educating Girls Globally. This organization works to raise money and work in support of providing girls all around the world with the tools they need to be well educated. In certain countries where the education system is not up to par with the world, and doubly so for females, Educating Girls Globally helps to get girls the education they need to improve their lives and the world around them. Their philosophy is that if girls get the education they need, not only will it benefit the individual, but also help family, community, and economy. Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland is a board member of Educating Girls Globally and helps to raise funds for the organization and its efforts.
Raising capital for investing and other ventures has been in Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland’s wheelhouse for most of her career. She has worked at a few different investing groups including Minerva Capital and Pier Capital. She has a passion for finding the best opportunities to invest money and support the growth of groups and businesses she believes will make an impact for the better. It is this same experience that inspired her to start her own company with her husband.
Ounavarra Capital is a company she helped to found and is one of the managing partners to this day. They have set themselves up as a boutique investment group, looking for only the best and promising investments in their eyes. The company prides itself on raising capital for groups with promise and benefit. It is a part of their company philosophy that they should provide for those who are looking to affect a positive change in the world around them. If they need to money to do this, Ounavarra Capital is there to help out with raising capital.
Looking beyond her professional life, Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland is one to use any and all of her free time to pursue activities that she and her family will enjoy. Traveling is especially engrained in her being, as she has lived abroad in many different places when she was younger. The places where she claimed residency at one point were Zurich, Switzerland, and parts of France and Spain. She also lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a couple years as a teenager. With all of these places considered home for short periods of time, it’s no wonder why she loves to travel. She has also been to much of South America, having explored a vast majority of Brazil and parts of Argentina.
These days, her work takes her to Europe and Asia regularly, though she wishes that there were more time for leisure activity while there. Some of her favorite experiences in Europe have happened in Munich, Germany, where Oktoberfest is a widely celebrated Bavarian holiday. Though the name would indicate that the festival is held in October, it is actually held mostly in the last weeks of September until the first weekend in October. Originally held as a fair to display the agriculture of the region of Bavaria, Oktoberfest evolved over the last two centuries into a food and drink festival attended by millions worldwide.
Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland has wanted to share her love of travel with her family, and has done so quite well. She has made it a tradition to travel to the Thousand Islands every summer for a couple weeks with the family just to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Her husband and three children also enjoy the getaway. She tries to keep the family active as much as possible even on vacation. Everyone in the family plays one or more sports, so a lot of activities involve some form of athletic activity. Being down in the tropics, surfing, hiking, and other water activities are a common occurrence. Vacations to other locations will involve skiing, and exploring other athletic activities.
For Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland, a lot of the activity comes from her time playing a numerous amount of sport. She has participated in three triathlons and is aiming for a fourth. She also has run one marathon, which is an accomplishment that not many people can say they’ve done the whole way through.
Philanthropy is probably Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland’s biggest outside activity. Aside from being on the board of Educating Girls Globally, she has contributed to groups such as Ubuntu and Fabretto. She has always been a supporter of civil rights for all people. To that effect, she has been involved with TED women, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and many more organizations. Her involvement with as many organizations as possible goes to show that she is very adamant about making sure there is justice and equality for all, regardless of age, sex, race, or creed.
With such a storied career with her personal and professional life, one can only wonder what Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland will do next. Her love of activity in both philanthropy and athletic activities, as well as her past with traveling the world and raising a family, has shown that one person can do a lot with themselves if they put their mind to it. She hopes that her accomplishments will encourage others to do great things as well.
As mentioned before Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland is a woman of many hobbies, talents, and ambitions. She has traveled the world, raised a family, kept up with her athletic hobbies, and had a great career in investment and philanthropy. Moving forward, she hopes to continue doing what she does now and continue affecting a positive impact on people both in her community and abroad. She will be joining the Mariposa Foundation, as well as supporting Row New York, a group that works to teach underprivileged youth in New York City about the sport of rowing and the teambuilding and friendships it creates. She will keep working with any philanthropy that she things will go far with its mission.
Professionally, Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland will continue her work with Ounavarra Capital LLC. Their work with top-notch clients in the field of investing and capital raising is one of great reward to her and the people it benefits. She also hopes to continue her ability to travel for both personal and professional reasons. The world has been an open book for her to explore so far, and there are still a great many places that she wants to see.
She also plans on participating in a fourth triathlon as a way to keep up with her love of staying in shape and enjoying sports. Her love of equestrian sports also sees her continuing to participate in them while also educating others on the joys of the sport and the animals that help make it happen. The term “renaissance woman” would be an understatement to the ambitions and enthusiasms that Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland has for her life and work.