MCF’s Investment Committee (IC) seeks to actively incorporate into our investment decision-making a wide range of perspectives derived from diverse personal backgrounds and professional experiences. It also strives to foster an inclusive environment where ideas are actively shared and opportunities are widely accessible.

In this spirit, MCF has launched the MCF Investment Fellows Program. The Program seeks to engage professionals from underrepresented minority groups in the investment industry who are in earlier stages of their career development in an “apprenticeship” with the MCF IC. Each Fellow will work collaboratively alongside experienced investors. They will participate in evaluations and assessments of portfolio performance and asset allocation, as well as manager reviews and selection.

The Program seeks to provide differentiated experiences that offer real-world involvement on an IC, thereby gaining better insight into how these committees function and operate. It should also complement key components of each Fellow’s day-to-day investment career and help develop the Fellow’s understanding of, and ability to, assess a broad array of investment opportunities and risks. We believe the Program can help accelerate the investment career of each Fellow – thereby bolstering the diversity of our investment community overall.

Below we’d like to introduce and congratulate the first three Fellows who began their two year-term in June 2021.

Ami Naik

Ami Naik

Ami is a Partner at Radicle Impact where she focuses on investments in the fund’s Good Money portfolio, in addition to supporting the fund’s strategy, impact measurement and overall operations. She leads the fund’s diversity, equity and inclusion work and the Radicle Fellows Council.

Previously, Ami worked both as an investment professional and in key leadership roles at early-stage companies. Most recently, she was Head of Business Operations at BloomThat and a Product Manager at Fairloan Financial. Prior to that, Ami was an investment professional and conducted due diligence and monitored investments at Elevar Equity, an early stage, emerging market fund manager, and Cedarview Capital, a high-yield focused hedge fund. Ami started her career working in JPMorgan’s Energy Investment Banking group.

Ami received her MBA from Wharton School of Management and her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, where she focused on Economics and Political Science.

Marie Pierre

Marie Pierre

Marie is the Co-Chief of Staff in Hall Capital's Portfolio Management practice, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives. A staunch advocate of economic empowerment and financial inclusion, Marie has spent her professional career partnering with individual and institutional endowments, foundations, and charitable clients to both develop and manage investment portfolios totaling over $3.5B in AUM.

Before beginning her career as an analyst at Hall Capital Partners, she held positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Athena Capital Advisors and Loomis Sayles & Co.

Marie graduated from Babson College where she earned a B.S. in Business Management. She is a member of the Summer Search Bay Area Board and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Brothers on the Rise, a dual direct service-systems change organization which responsibly empowers male youth to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships and contribute to a more just and equitable society through comprehensive gender-responsive, preventive, pipeline programs that directly serve boys and young men of color.

Holland Reynolds

Holland Reynolds

Holland joined HGGC, a middle market private equity firm in Palo Alto, California, in 2019. As a Senior Associate at HGGC, Holland is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, maintaining relationships with business brokers and private equity firms, and conducting thematic deep-dives into sectors of interest. Holland is a Co-Founder of HGGC’s Women’s Network and is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Prior to joining HGGC, Holland was an Investment Associate, U.S. Private Equity Research, at Cambridge Associates. Holland was responsible for conducting investment due diligence on private equity fund opportunities, which resulted in approximately $2.0 billion in Cambridge client commitments, as well as analyzing private equity market trends and maintaining GP and LP relationships for Cambridge's client universe. Holland was a Co-Founder of the West Coast division of Cambridge’s Women’s Network, organizing events and fostering discussions on gender equality and inclusion in the workplace.

Holland received her B.A. with Honors in Art History and Spanish, cum laude, from Colgate University. She was also the recipient of the Harriette Wagner Memorial Award. While at Colgate, Holland was a four year Division 1 varsity athlete, serving as Captain of 2015 and 2016 Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.

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