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.

Heather DavisHeather Davis is a senior managing director and Head of Global Private Markets for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Davis is responsible for overseeing the organization’s private fixed-income and private equity investments including direct private equity investments in natural resources, energy and infrastructure. Most recently, she was Head of Global Private Markets Portfolio Management where she oversaw the $40 billion global private markets portfolio which included private placements, distressed investments, commercial mortgages, natural resources and infrastructure investments. While at TIAA-CREF, she has held various positions across the private asset classes, including private placements, commercial mortgages, project finance, distressed loans and loan dispositions. Ms. Davis joined the organization in 1995 and has 29 years of investment industry experience.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Davis worked for Prudential Financial in a variety of roles including commercial mortgage origination, underwriting, portfolio management, and credit underwriting.

Ms. Davis holds a B.A. in economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University, Johnson School of Management.

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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