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

Melissa OttoMelissa Otto is a director and equity research analyst for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Otto is responsible for covering the Japanese consumer space and is also responsible for managing market-neutral and long/short portfolios focused on Japanese equities. Ms. Otto joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2010.

Ms. Otto has 14 years of industry experience. Previously, she was a senior investment analyst on an international and global growth fund at American Century Investments. Prior to this position, she was a fund manager/analyst for GE Asset Management based in their Tokyo office.

Ms. Otto earned a B.A. from Ursinus College and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University where she was an American Scholar. Ms. Otto recently completed a three-year position on Brandeis University’s Board of Overseers and is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and 85 Broads.

Equity Professionals

Hari Bagai

Harinder Bagai 

Managing Director
Active Equity Research

Jim Campagna

Jim Campagna

Senior Director,
Equity Investments

Jason Campbell

Jason Campbell 

Managing Director
Lead Portfolio Manager

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Adam Cao

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

David Copp

David Copp 

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

John Cunniff

John Cunniff 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

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Richard Cutler

Managing Director, Equity Investments

Hans Erickson

Hans Erickson 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Barton Grenning

Barton Grenning 

Managing Director
Active Equity Research

Amy Hatta

Amy Hatta 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Susan Hirsch

Susan Hirsch 

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Susan Kempler

Susan Kempler 

CPA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Tom Kolefas

Tom Kolefas 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

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Terrence Kontos

CFA, Managing Director,
Active Equity Research

Brendan Lee

Brendan Lee

Director,
Equity Investments

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Pablo Mitchell

Director,
Equity Investments

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Andrea Mitroff

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Alexander Muromcew

Alexander Muromcew 

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Melissa Otto

Melissa Otto 

CFA, Director,
Equity Investments

Dhaval Patel

Dhaval Patel 

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Navaneel Ray

Navaneel Ray 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

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Steve Rossiello

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Anne Sapp

Anne Sapp

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Ted Scalise

Ted Scalise 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Christopher Semenuk

Christopher Semenuk 

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

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Michael Shing

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

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John Tribolet

Managing Director,
Equity Investments

Willis Tsai

Willis Tsai 

Director
Active Equity Research

Alex Winogradoff

Alex Winogradoff 

CFA, Managing Director,
Equity Investments

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