John Goodreds is a Managing Director with TIAA-CREF. He is based in New York and is a member of TIAA’s Private Markets Investment Committee. Since 2010, he has managed the Agricultural Value-Add portfolio, which makes equity and debt investments in the ag value chain. Mr. Goodreds represents TIAA-CREF on numerous boards including audit and compensation committees. Previously, from 2005 to 2010, he was a member of TIAA-CREF’s Alternative Investments team, focused on private equity buyout funds and associated co-investments. Prior to the Alternatives team, John spent seven years leading debt transactions on the Corporate Private Placements team and two years with the High-Yield Debt team.
Before he joined TIAA-CREF in 1996, Mr. Goodreds sourced and structured bank loans for middle market borrowers at National Westminster Bank USA, and completed the bank’s management training program.He holds a B.A. in economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School.