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Managing Director at Chrysalis

Irv Bailey

From 1988 until its 1997 sale to AEGON N.V., Irv served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Providian Corporation, a Fortune 200 company and one of the region’s largest publicly traded companies. The sale of Providian led to several billion dollars of value creation for Providian’s shareholders. Irv previously served as Providian’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Before Providian, Irv served at Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company as Senior Vice President, Investments (1976-81), and as Vice President, Bond Investments (1971-76). Until 1971, he was Assistant Vice President, Investment Department of Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Irv has 40 years of formal portfolio management experience. Irv has a BA from the University of Colorado and an MBA from New York University.

Irv has held a wide variety of civic leadership positions and led a number of successful fundraising campaigns throughout Kentucky. He is a former director of Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) and the Board of Governors of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC). Irv formerly served as Vice Chairman of Aegon N.V. (NYSE: AEG).


BA, University of Colorado MBA, New York University


Before Chrysalis

Chairman and CEO of Fortune 200 company Venture Capital Senior investment positions with various insurance companies

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