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.

Justin OursoBiff Ourso is a senior director and portfolio manager with TIAA-CREF and a member of the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in North Carolina and serves as the portfolio manager for TIAA-CREF’s agriculture portfolio, which includes investment origination and portfolio management responsibilities. Mr. Ourso has supported the development of TIAA-CREF’s agricultural investment platform since its inception in 2007. In previous assignments, Mr. Ourso conducted privately-placed debt underwriting and portfolio management.

Mr. Ourso holds a B.A. in economics from Davidson College where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international economics honor society, and he also is a CFA charter holder.

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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