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.

Sandra LaBaughSandy LaBaugh is a senior director and a member of the natural resources & infrastructure investments team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. LaBaugh is a portfolio manager responsible for timberland investments. Previously, she was a member of the alternative investments team where in addition to timber investing, her responsibilities included mezzanine debt and private equity co-investment activity with sponsor private equity portfolios. Since joining the TIAA-CREF organization in 1998, Ms. LaBaugh has also worked on the direct private equity, private placements, lease finance and corporate public bond investment teams.

Ms. LaBaugh has 23 years of industry experience including working on a commercial lending program in Moscow at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and as a commercial banking officer at Old Kent Bank in Chicago.

She holds a B.A. in business from Hope College and an M.B.A. in finance, international business and economics from the University of Chicago.

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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