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Jodi L. Chase

"Chase was there at the beginning when investors first turned to outside primary research right after Reg FD in 2000. And we're still here. Our success and longevity comes from our ability to change with the needs of clients while honoring our core business value of intellectual integrity and rigorous analysis for every project." 


Jodi began her career as an investigative journalist and television producer before attending law school and becoming one of Florida’s most powerful lobbyists. She started Chase after serving as the lead in-house intelligence resource, both domestically and internationally, for a multi-strategy, multi-billion dollar global hedge fund, playing a key role in that fund’s explosive growth. Jodi remains actively involved in Chase, but has handed over day-to-day operations.

Jennifer A. Winegardner

“We share our clients’ belief that rigorous research is at the center of every good decision, whether to make a trade, buy a company, or seat a board member.”


Jennifer began her career in Cleveland, Ohio, as a litigator. After moving to Florida in 1997, she spent several years practicing with one of Florida’s most prestigious law firms as a commercial and real property litigator. She served nearly six years as a Staff Attorney for Justice Peggy A. Quince at the Florida Supreme Court. She’s also been a member of and chaired the Editorial Board for the Florida Bar Journal. Jennifer joined Chase in 2010 to lead Chase’s research team. She now runs the day-to-day Chase business operations.

Amy B. Kirkpatrick

“What we do is listen, figure out what our clients need, and build genuine relationships that forge meaningful connections."

Amy is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a former prosecutor who served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 8th Judicial and the 15th Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida. She joined Chase in 2014, and brings to Chase her skill for conducting deep, thorough, accurate research. Amy’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively has earned her much praise by Chase clients. She is the Director of Research, overseeing and managing all client research projects.

Kim Grippa

“My entire career has been about finding the right answers or knowing who to ask, and I’m excited to bring that experience to Chase.”

Kim began her decades-long legal career at a prominent Florida firm where she worked with corporate clients to navigate state and federal permitting and regulatory compliance. 


She served as a Cabinet Aide for the Florida Secretary of State where she advised the Governor and Cabinet and worked closely with agency staff on controversial issues. Kim has been a faculty member at FSU College of Law and taught business law to undergraduates.


Kim joins Chase as a Senior Research Partner and looks forward to using her problem solving skills to help Chase clients.

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