Heather Davis is a senior managing director and Chief Investment Officer of Private Markets Investments 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 the Global Private Markets investment division. Prior to this position, 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 investment 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.