Michelle Jarrard

Michelle Jarrard, Non-Executive Chair

Michelle Jarrard is the CEO of BioCircuit Technologies, an early-stage medical device company focused on applications that monitor, control and repair peripheral nerves. Prior to leading the launch of BioCircuit, Michelle served as Managing Director of the GRA Venture Fund, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage companies commercializing intellectual property developed on local university campuses.

Michelle entered the technology start-up space following a 25-year career at McKinsey & Company. While there, she was a Senior Partner and the firm's global Chief HR & Talent Officer, with responsibilities spanning its 50+ country footprint. She was a member of the McKinsey’s Global Operating Committee, Partner Compensation Committee, and Partner Evaluation Committee. She spent earlier periods of her career at McKinsey as a client-serving Partner specializing in operations improvement and as chief-of-staff to the Global Managing Director.

In addition to Crawford & Company, Michelle is a Board Member of Lazard Ltd and Inspire Brands. She also serves on the Boards of some former portfolio companies, QUEST Renewables, Gimme Inc. and Axion Biosystems. She was a Trustee of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (2012-2019), one of the country’s largest pediatric health care systems, and a Trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board (2014-2019).

Michelle has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Michelle has resided in Canada, the U.S. and England. She and her husband, Jimmy, currently reside in Atlanta and have two grown children.