Runa Knapp
Co-Founder, Director of Business Development

Runa, a Westport mom, is a class of 2024 Shepherds Mentor, an active PTA volunteer at her children's elementary school, and the former Treasurer for the Westport Young Woman's League. Prior to creating connectalent, Runa was a Senior Manager at KPMG and a CPA. She ultimately left KPMG to spend more time with her two children, now aged 6 and 9. When she’s not working she is either shuttling her kids to their activities, spending time with her family at the beach, or going out to dinners with friends.

Bachelor's degree - Business Economics: UCLA
Masters in Accounting: USC

Jasmine Silver
Co-Founder, Director of Operations

Jasmine, a Westport mom, is a legal consultant for law firms and start-up companies, an active member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for her children's elementary school and TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport, and volunteers many hours with her children’s school and PTA. Prior to creating connectalent, Jasmine was a senior associate at a matrimonial and commercial litigation law firm in New York City before leaving to spend more time with her children, now aged 5 and 7. On weekends you can find her cheering on the sidelines at her children’s sports games and going out to dinner with her husband and friends.

Bachelor's degree - Political Science: University of Michigan
Law degree: New York Law School