Richard Chau, Chief Investment Officer
Richard joined the Investment Management Office in September 2013. From January 2011 to August 2013, Richard was a Vice President in Bessemer 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.
Julia Mord, Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Julia joined the Investment Office in May 2014. From 2006 to April 2014, Julia was an investment officer at AI International, a NYC-based family office, where she was one of three investment professionals responsible for managing a multi-asset class portfolio with a significant allocation to alternative investments. Prior to her experience at AI International, Julia worked at Jefferies & Company for 3 years as a quantitative analyst focused on program trading strategies and portfolio risk analytics. She began her career at Ernst & Young in the Strategic Advisory Services group. Julia has a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CAIA charterholder.
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.
Jake Kriegsfeld, Director
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 with a BSM in Finance and as a member of the William Wallace Peery Society, which recognizes 15 graduating seniors for academic excellence. He also graduated with a minor in Spanish and completed an international business program in Madrid, Spain. Jake is a CFA charterholder.
Brad Bauguss, Investment Associate
Brad joined the Investment Management Office in July 2015 after completing an internship with Intrepid Capital Management the previous summer. He graduated cum laude from Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2015 with a BSM in Finance and Economics. Brad is a CFA charterholder.
Edward Roman, Investment Analyst
Edward joined the Investment Management Office in August 2018 after completing an internship with the Endowment the previous summer. He graduated magna cum laude from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2018 with a BSM in Finance and Management Consulting and a minor in Economics. Edward is a CFA level II candidate.
Max Gevirtz, Investment Analyst
Max joined the Investment Management Office in February 2019. From August 2016 to January 2019, Max worked at Grant Thornton LLP in their Advisory Services department. He graduated cum laude from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2016 with a BSM in Finance and a Master of Accounting. Max is a CPA and is a CFA level II candidate.
Janine Jandrositz, Department Administrator
Janine joined the Investment Management Office in August 2016. Prior to joining the team, she worked for 10 years as the Vice President of Administration for Lincoln Healthcare Leadership where her role encompassed Human Resources and Office Management. She also has worked as an Executive Assistant for Greenbriar Equity. Janine has a BS in Business Management from the University of Redlands.
Robert Lycoudes, Performance Associate
Robert joined the Investment Management Office in January 2017. From November 2014 to January 2017, Robert worked in the Margin Lending Department at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that, he worked at Interactive Brokers and interned at UBS Private Wealth Management. He received his BS in Mathematics and Finance from Sacred Heart University in 2012. Robert is a CFA level II candidate.
Mary Kopas, Performance Analyst
Mary joined the Investment Management Office in February of 2020. She has worked most of her career in accounting and finance roles for government contractors, Norden Systems, a division of United Technologies, as well as Northrop Grumman. She also has experience in the non-profit sector as an accountant at Norwalk Hospital Foundation and Americares Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Accounting.