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.

Panda HersheyPanda Hershey is a senior director and member of the Natural Resources & Infrastructure team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Hershey is the portfolio manager for permanent crop farmland and row crops in the western US. She is also involved in the private equity business development activities related to permanent crops. Ms. Hershey joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2006.

Previously, Ms. Hershey was a portfolio manager in the Alternative Investments Management division of CalPERS where she managed investments in U.S. and international venture capital, buyout, distressed and special situation private equity funds.

Ms. Hershey graduated from Mills College and earned a PhD in immunology and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.

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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