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.

Marina MavrakisMarina Mavrakis is managing director and head of Private Equity & High Yield Investments for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Mavrakis is responsible for overseeing the organizations investments in private equity funds and privately placed below investment grade debt and equity. Most recently, she was head of Private Placement Investments where she was responsible for the acquisition of corporate investment grade debt instruments. While at TIAA-CREF she has held various positions across the private and public asset classes. Ms. Mavrakis joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1994.

Ms. Mavrakis has 26 years of investment experience including a position at JP Morgan where she was a credit analyst in the Corporate Finance area.

Ms. Mavrakis holds a B.A. in economics from Smith College and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business.

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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