MCF's Investment Committee, made up of volunteer professionals in the investment industry, guides the investment strategies of the Foundation.

Ann P. Barber

Ann P. Barber is a Managing Director at Hall Capital Partners LLC, and Head of the Equity Strategies Group which researches public equity and equity hedge investments. She is also a member of the firm’s Investment Review Committee and the portfolio management teams for several family and endowment clients. Prior to joining the firm as Vice President in 2006, Ms. Barber spent several years at Lazard Asset Management in New York. Previously, she was a Senior Research Analyst covering the health care sector at Montgomery Asset Management. Ms. Barber began her financial career at Prudential Securities in investment banking. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a B.A. in Economics, International Relations and Spanish. She also earned an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mitchell Cohen (Chair)

Mitchell Cohen currently manages a private investment company, Ross Investment Associates LLC. Prior to this, he spent nineteen years as a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. During his tenure, he was a member of the firm’s investment team where he sourced and oversaw a portfolio of investments. He was also responsible for the firm’s client relations and new business acquisition, acting as a principal interface with investors, including many of the world’s largest pension funds, endowments, and private offices. Prior to joining Hellman & Friedman, Mr. Cohen worked with Shearson Lehman Hutton in New York from 1986-1989. Mr. Cohen attended McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He currently sits on the board of trustees and the investment committees of several educational and religious institutions in the Bay Area.

Thomas Reinhart

Thomas Reinhart is a retired Partner of TPG Capital, where he spent 11 years as Chief Operating Officer and was a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He was responsible for the firm’s operations, including strategy, personnel, internal processes, and communications. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Reinhart was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney. He was also Group Head of the firm’s Restructuring Group, which provided advice to financially distressed companies. Prior to 1990, Mr. Reinhart worked in the Investment Banking department of Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Reinhart received his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an A.B. from Dartmouth College. He has volunteered over the years for a number of community and school organizations, as well as coached youth sports.

Lilian Shackelford Murray

Lilian Shackelford Murray is Manager of Dovetail Investments, an investment management firm focused on country specific ETF investments in emerging markets. She is a Board Director of Arcadia Biosciences, serving on the Audit and Compensation committees. Retired from Saints Capital and formerly Managing Director in investment banking at Prudential Volpe Technology Group. At Volpe Brown Whelan, she was a Managing Director and a member of the firm's Underwriting Commitment Committee. She currently serves as chair of the Investment Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Woodberry Forest School. In addition, she serves on the investment committees for the Guide Dogs for the Blind and the YWCA of San Francisco. She is chair of the Governance Committee and on the Investment Committee of the Hualalai Ohana Foundation. Ms. Murray received her Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. She has a B.S. Commerce degree from the University of Virginia.

Denise Strack

Denise Strack has been the Chief Investment Officer for the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) since 2008. In this role, Denise manages the Foundation’s $6.5 billion diversified portfolio. She is responsible for all facets of endowment management including asset allocation, risk management, manager selection, liquidity planning and team management. Before assuming this position at GBMF, Denise was Director of Private Equity and Real Assets. Prior to GBMF, Denise served as Director of Private Equity at Stanford Management Company and as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in their private equity and financial services practice. Denise has an M.B.A. and a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering, both from Stanford University. She was a member of the United States National Gymnastics Team, and was recently named a 2016 U.S. Money Master by Institutional Investor.

Quoc Tran

Quoc K. Tran, MBA, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, joined Lateef Investment Management in 2005 and became an owner in 2007. In 2002, Quoc joined Wallace R. Weitz & Co. and held various positions in portfolio management and research. Prior to that, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs and Co. as an institutional sales professional, and left the company as Vice President and Director in the Equities Division. Mr. Tran is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bates College and serves on various committees, including the Bates College Investment Committee where he is Chair of Equities. Mr. Tran received a B.A. degree, with high honors, in Rhetoric from Bates College and his MBA in Finance and Competitive Strategy at The University of Chicago, where he was also a Business Fellow of Bates College and serves on various committees, including the Bates College Investment Committee where he is Chair of Equities. Mr. Tran received a B.A. degree, with high honors, in Rhetoric from Bates College and his MBA in Finance and Competitive Strategy at The University of Chicago, where he was also a Business Fellow.

Jennifer Urdan

Jennifer Urdan is a seasoned investor, trusted advisor and financial services executive with extensive experience in global investing and corporate finance. She is a retired Managing Director of Cambridge Associates, where she advised for and led work with some of the world’s largest institutional investors, public pensions, endowments and private clients, with assets ranging in size to over $200 billion. Jennifer was named in Chief Investment Officer’s annual ranking of the 25 most influential advisors in the institutional investment universe and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Previously, Jennifer was a senior member of the private capital group at Robertson, Stephens & Co., a leading technology and health care investment bank, where she raised equity for growth companies. Prior to Robertson Stephens, Jennifer was a corporate finance investment banker at J.P. Morgan in New York and San Francisco. At JPM, Jennifer worked with corporate clients in the U.S. and Asia across a wide range of industry sectors and transaction types. Jennifer received an AB from Stanford University. She is also a member of Broadway Angels, an angel investing group, and serves in several volunteer civic engagement roles.

Raj Venkatesan

Raj D. Venkatesan is Chief Investment Officer of Trinity Alps Capital Partners where he manages the firm’s global equity investment strategy. Prior to founding Trinity Alps Capital, he was Managing Partner at Standard Pacific Capital and Portfolio Manager for the Global Long/Short Equity Fund, the Japan Equity Fund, and the Pan-Asia Long/Short Equity Fund. Mr. Venkatesan is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two boys. He is an active member of the community through his support of several non-profits and educational institutions.

MCF Investment Consultant

Michael Miller

Michael Miller, CFA, is a founder and managing director of Crewcial Partners, LLC (formerly Colonial Consulting, LLC). Mr. Miller provides the firm's clients with advice on asset allocation, manager selection, and performance evaluation attribution. He has 28 years experience in the consulting business, all with Colonial Consulting. Mr. Miller holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MA degree in Statistics from Columbia University. He was also awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst or CFA designation. Crewcial Partners is a New York-based firm which focuses on providing consulting services to nonprofit institutions. The firm was founded in 1980 and is owned by its employees. At present, Crewcial Partners has 130 client relationships representing just over $33 billion of total capital.

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