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.

Brian RoelkeBrian Roelke is a managing director and head of the private placements team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Roelke is responsible for all investment activities related to the organization’s portfolio of investment grade debt private placements. He previously served as a portfolio manager responsible for a portfolio of private fixed income and commercial mortgage investments, and as head of the global private markets reporting and metrics team, overseeing all reporting activities related to the firm’s private fixed-income and private equity investment activities. In addition, he previously served as lead secondary trader for the private fixed-income team, as well as a private placement investment analyst. Mr. Roelke joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2002.

Mr. Roelke has more than 16 years of industry experience including positions at Tullet & Tokyo/Liberty PLC and Garban LLC., where he was responsible for institutional sales of U.S. Government Securities.

Mr. Roelke earned a B.A. in history and economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from New York University, where he was a Stern Scholar, was awarded a Stern Fellowship, and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society.

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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