CREF Trustee since 2007
Michael A. Forrester, 47, has been Chief Executive Officer since 2014, a Board member since 2007, and served as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) from 2007 to 2014, of Copper Rock Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Copper Rock Capital Partners, he served as the COO of DDJ Capital Management from 2003 to 2006. In addition, Mr. Forrester worked at Fidelity Investments from 1992 to 2002 in a variety of roles within the institutional asset management division including, EVP and Head of Sales, Marketing, Client Service and Consultant Relations, SVP and Head of Marketing and Product Management, and President of Fidelity’s Alternative Investments Group. Prior to Fidelity, Mr. Forrester worked in corporate finance at Dean Witter Reynolds in the Private Placements Group. Mr. Forrester has a B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University. Mr. Forrester has served as a CREF Trustee since 2007.