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.

Navaneel RayNavaneel Ray is a managing director and equity research analyst for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Ray is responsible for following the global metals/mining and international energy sectors. In addition, he is an active equity portfolio manager responsible for global natural resources equity and global equity portfolios. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2005.

Mr. Ray has 18 years of industry experience including a position as an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley in India where he was the senior-most writing analyst on Morgan Stanley’s seven-member Indian research team, which was ranked #1 in Institutional Investor's (II) 1999 poll. In addition, Mr. Ray has held positions as a North American energy investment banker at Citigroup and as an emerging market equities analyst at hedge fund Rohatyn Group.

Mr. Ray earned a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India; a Masters degree in Marketing from the University of Delhi and an MBA with High Honors and concentrations in finance, economics and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago.

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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