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.

Susan KemplerSusan Kempler is a managing director and equity portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Kempler manages the large-cap equity blend investment portfolios. Ms. Kempler joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2005.

Ms. Kempler has 27 years of investment experience. Previously, she worked at Citigroup Asset Management, where she specialized in the large- and mid-cap core equity market segments and co-managed the Smith Barney Mid Cap Core offering. Prior to that, Ms. Kempler was a portfolio manager with U.S. Trust, focusing on the high-net-worth market segment, and an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley, where she followed the media and entertainment sector.

Ms. Kempler earned a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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