Founder & Managing Partner, D’Ornano + Co.
Raphaëlle d’Ornano is the Founder and Managing Partner of D’Ornano + Co., a global advisory firm at the intersection of strategic consulting + financial and legal due diligence. D’Ornano + Co. has partnered with the world’s leading private equity firms including The Carlyle Group, Providence Strategic Growth, G Squared, and KKR on landmark, billion-dollar deals in the tech industry. Her firm recently launched Hybrid Growth Diligence (HGD), pioneering a multi-disciplinary way to assess the intrinsic value and resilience of high-growth and disruptive assets across the Private Markets. Expert and passionate about the technology sector, Raphaëlle has conducted more than 500 due diligence assignments, both buy-side and sell-side on tech or tech-enabled companies, for global investors across all asset classes (Venture Capital, Growth, and Buyout).
Raphaëlle began her career at Deloitte and Eight Advisory, where she realized that the traditional approach to due diligence was not sufficient for evaluating innovative and fast-growing business models. This realization led her to found D’Ornano + Co. and develop a unique and proprietary diligence approach.
In addition to the creation and development of D’Ornano + Co., Raphaëlle is a Forbes Finance Council contributor and teaches a course on growth and profitability drivers at ESSEC Business School. She is a frequent speaker at industry events including the Greenwich Economic Forum, SALT, and SuperReturn Berlin. Raphaëlle has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2015, and was recently elected a Young Leader in the 2022 class of the French American Foundation. A former triathlete, Raphaëlle enjoys running marathons in her free time and lives in New York with her husband and two children.