Jeremy Crigler, Chief Investment Officer
Jeremy joined the Investment Management Office in January 2008. Jeremy is responsible for all aspects of managing the endowment and related assets. His 25 years of investment experience include Senior Investment Officer at Cornell University and Investment Director at Duke Management Company. In addition, he founded Trusten Capital Management where he managed a long/short micro-cap hedge fund as well as a micro-cap fund-of-funds on behalf of a large foundation. Jeremy started his investment career as an equity analyst at Fidelity Management and Research in Boston. He has a BSM in Finance from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Cardigan Mt. School and Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Richard Chau, Director
Richard joined the Investment Management Office in September 2013. From January 2011 to August 2013, Richard was a Vice President in Bessmer Trust's Private Equity Funds Group in New York, where he helped manage a multi-billion dollar global private equity portfolio. Prior to Bessemer Trust, Richard spent over two years as an Investment Analyst at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, focused on the private equity portfolio. His previous experience also includes investment banking in the mergers and acquisitions group at Houlihan Lokey. Earlier in his career, he spent three years as a Senior Consulting Associate at Cambridge Associates in Boston. Richard has a BA in Economics and Chinese from Williams College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Paul Weaver, Director of Investment Accounting
Paul joined the Investment Management Office in September 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Paul worked at OpHedge Investment Services as Director of Fund Accounting where he was responsible for managing the accounting group and for calculating NAV's of large, complex hedge funds. Prior to OpHedge, Paul has over 20 years of experience working in various accounting related roles for both hedge funds (Paloma Partners, Parker Global Strategies) and large financial firms (Drexel Burnham Lambert, Goldman Sachs, UBS). Paul holds an MBA with a concentration in International Finance from Pace University.
Scott Gerdes, Research Analyst
Scott joined the Investment Management Office in June 2011 after completing his MBA as a Morton A. Aldrich fellow with concentrations in Finance, Energy Markets and International Business at Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business. He also holds a BS in Economics and Financial Economics from Vanderbilt University and completed an abroad program in international trade at the London School of Economics. Scott joined the investment office after completing an internship at Fifth Third Securities in fixed income trading and working in the Private Client Group at UBS for two years. Scott has passed all three levels of the CFA program and is awaiting the required work experience.
Max Joseph, Research Analyst
Max joined the Investment Management Office in July 2011 after completing an internship with the Endowment the previous summer. He graduated from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business in May 2011 with a BSM in Finance. Max also completed an abroad program in international business in Copenhagen, Denmark. Max passed the CFA Level II exam in June 2013.
Jake Kriegsfeld, Research Analyst
Jake joined the Investment Management Office in June 2013 after completing an internship with the Endowment the previous summer. He graduated summa cum laude from Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2013 and as a member of the William Wallace Peery Society, which recognizes graduating honors seniors with cumulative GPAs in the top-15 of their class. Jake also earned a minor in Spanish, which he speaks fluently, and completed an abroad program in international business in Madrid, Spain. Jake passed the CFA Level I exam in December 2012.
Diane LeBlanc, Executive Assistant to the Chief Investment Officer
Diane joined the Investment Management Office in September 2008. Prior to joining the team, Diane worked for 10 years as an office manager for Blazzard, Grodd & Hasenauer, a law firm specializing in regulatory compliance for insurance companies and investment firms. Prior to that, she worked at GTE Corporation for 18 years with administrative responsibilities in various departments including treasury, audit, education & training, human resources, new ventures, and marketing.
Claudia Conte, Performance Analyst
Claudia joined the Investment Management Office in March 2013. Prior to joining the team, Claudia worked for 6 years as a Financial Analyst at Informa Investment Solutions. She attended Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT, where she graduated with a BS in Business Management/Accounting.