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.

Nichol MerittNichol Merritt is a director on the Global Private Markets team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Her primary focus is investment grade debt private placements. Ms. Merritt joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2007 and was previously a member of the Global Public Markets team focusing on structured credit research.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Merrit held a variety of roles at other organizations, most recently on the CDO research team at Wachovia Securities. At Deutsche Bank, she helped pioneer research efforts supporting the roll out of their credit derivatives business before which she supported ABS research. Earlier in her career she held roles in ABS research at Barclays Capital, Bank of America Securities and JP Morgan. She has been a regular speaker at structured products industry conferences.

Ms. Merritt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from The University of Michigan. She currently serves on the Asset Securitization Forum’s Investor Committee.

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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