Asset Management

Meet The Professionals

In total, TIAA-CREF Asset Management consists of more than 300 investment professionals, including over 100 portfolio managers with an average of 17 years of investment experience and 10 years with TIAA-CREF. Take a closer look at the people behind the performance.

Andrew LeicesterAndy Leicester is a Director in Global Private Markets for the TIAA-CREF organization. As part of the Energy & Infrastructure direct investing private equity team, Mr. Leicester is responsible for reviewing and purchasing new equity investments with a focus on the infrastructure and oil and gas industries. Over the last few years with TIAA, Mr. Leicester has secured approval to invest in over $1.75 billion of private equity investments. His prior role also included debt private placements during which Mr. Leicester closed and funded $506 million in new investments while monitoring a $1 billion portfolio of project finance and debt private placement investments. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2008.

Mr. Leicester has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Leicester worked at Wachovia Securities and Morgan Stanley, where he originated and distributed private placement deals and distributed corporate bonds and preferred equities, respectively.

Mr. Leicester earned a B.S.B.A. in finance from Boston University where he was appointed a Harold C. Case scholar, and an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University.

Alternatives Professionals

Douglas Bollermann

Douglas Bollermann 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Private Markets

Roi Chandy

Roi Chandy

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Private Markets

Lisa Ferraro

Lisa Ferraro

Managing Director,
Global Private Markets

John Goodreds

John Goodreds 

Senior Director,
Global Private Markets

Panda Hershey

Panda Hershey 

CFA, Senior Director,
Global Private Markets

Sandra LaBaugh

Sandra LaBaugh

CFA, Senior Director,
Global Private Markets

Ho Young Lee

Ho Young Lee 

CFA, Managing Director,
Global Private Markets

Andrew Leicester

Andrew Leicester

Director,
Global Private Markets

Nichol Meritt

Nichol Meritt 

Director,
Global Private Markets

Marietta Moshiashvilli

Marietta Moshiashvili 

Managing Director,
Global Private Markets

Justin Ourso

Justin "Biff" Ourso 

CFA, Senior Director,
Global Private Markets

David Persky

David Persky 

Managing Director,
Global Private Markets

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