Kathryn A. Hall, Chair
Kathryn Hall is Founder and Co-Chair of Hall Capital Partners LLC, and she is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Before founding the firm in 1994, Ms. Hall was a General Partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989. Prior to that, she was a General Partner of HFS Management Partners (predecessor to Farallon Capital Partners), HFS Partners I, and Hellman & Friedman. Ms. Hall began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in both the risk arbitrage and mergers and acquisitions departments.
Currently, Ms. Hall serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Board of Directors of the UCSF Foundation, and is Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Finance Committee of the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Hall also serves on the Board of Directors of the McEvoy Group, the San Jose Earthquakes, Ariat International, and Cohn Robbins Holdings Corporation.
Ms. Hall served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University from 2011 to 2019, and as a trustee from 2001-2005 and 2006-2019. She also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) from 2008 to 2011 and as a director from 1998 to 2011. Additionally, Ms. Hall previously served as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank's 12th District Economic Advisory Council. Ms. Hall has also served on the boards of a number of civic and educational organizations in the Bay Area throughout her career.
Ms. Hall graduated cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Andrew (Andy) Ach
Mr. Ach is a financial and municipal bond adviser to public school districts and other public sector institutions. He was a founding partner at Norcross Hill & Ach, a public finance firm that advised public agencies on how to raise money through municipal bonds and other instruments. He served for nine years on the board of trustees of The Urban School of San Francisco and also served on the boards of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Ach currently serves on the board of trustees of The Breakthrough Collaborative. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Riverside, and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Ms. 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. Previously, she was a senior research analyst covering health care companies at several investment firms in New York and Boston. Ms. Barber serves on the investment committees for the Gateway Schools in San Francisco and the Marin Community Foundation. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, her master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Fred Cohen, M.D., D.Phil
Dr. Cohen is a senior managing director and co-founder of Vida Ventures, a life sciences venture capital group. He also serves as a senior adviser to TPG where he was a partner for many years. Previously he was a professor in the departments of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. He served as chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and directed an active research program in the areas of prion biology, structure-based drug design, bioinformatics, and heteropolymer chemistry. Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American College of Physicians. He received numerous awards and honors, including the Burroughs-Wellcome New Initiatives in Malaria Research Award, the LVMH Science Pour L'Art Prize (shared with Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner, MD), a Searle Scholars Award, and Young Investigator awards from the European Society of Endocrinology and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Cohen graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and earned a doctorate in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine and endocrinology training at UCSF. He serves on the boards of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, CareDx, Genomic Health, Progyny, Tandem Diabetes, UroGen and Veracyte, among others.
Dipanjan (DJ) Deb
Mr. Deb is a co-founder and CEO of Francisco Partners. Before founding Francisco Partners in 1999, Mr. Deb was a principal with Texas Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, he was director of semiconductor banking at Robertson Stephens & Company and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Deb currently serves on the boards of GoodRx, Ichor Systems, and Plex Software. He formerly served on the boards of AMI Semiconductor, Barracuda Networks, CBA Group, Cross Match Technologies, Corsair, Legerity, MagnaChip, Metrologic, NPTest/Credence, Numonyx, SMART Modular Technologies, Ultra Clean Technology, Conexant, Globespan, and ON Semiconductor. Mr. Deb is a member of the board of trustees at Stanford University, a board member of the UC Berkeley Engineering School, and an advisory council member for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents Scholar, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Melinda Ellis Evers
Ms. Evers is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Ellis Partners, one of the leading commercial real estate developers and investors in the San FranciscoBay Area. Ms. Evers’ primary responsibilities are to formulate and oversee company strategy and operations as well as lead capital raising for the firm. Melinda started her real estate career with A.R. Jarvis & Company, a regional mortgage brokerage firm and spent seven years in acquisitions and portfolio management with Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisers.
Ms. Evers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a Member of Lambda Alpha, the Urban Land Institute, the Stanford Professionals in Real Estate, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Ms. Evers is a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and serves as a mentor to young women across the industry. Ms. Evers’ past board affiliations include The Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage, Bay Area Mortgage Association, Homeless Prenatal Program, San Francisco Day School and Safe and Sound. She is currently a board member of The UCSF Foundation Investment Company.
Mr. Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer, software, and services companies. He led Accel's early investments in Birchbox, Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), Crowdstrike, Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam (acquired by Google), Grovo, Jet (acquired by Walmart), Plex, Raise, Rylo, Spotify, Venmo (acquired by Braintree/PayPal) and Yapstone. Mr. Gandhi works closely with Accel's India team and is involved in investments such as Flipkart, BookMyShow, Myntra, Freshdesk and Taxi4Sure (acquired by OLA) - some of India's most prominent technology companies. Before Accel, he was a partner at Sequoia and led investments in companies like Barracuda Networks, Dropbox (initial seed), Gracenote, Trulia (acquired by Zillow) and Sourcefire. Mr. Gandhi is from Maryland and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Harkins joined the UCSF Foundation Investment Company in 2015 as the founding president and chief investment officer. Previously, he oversaw equity and fixed-income investments as managing director of public markets for the University of Pennsylvania endowment. Before that, he served as vice president and head of equities at ICMA-RC, managing the Vantagepoint Equity Funds, and also was an analyst at Montgomery Asset Management in San Francisco. He also was a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans. Mr. Harkins is a CFA charter holder and earned his bachelor's and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado.
Adrianna Ma is the managing partner of Haleakala Holdings LLC, her personal investment firm.
Previously, Ms. Ma was a managing partner of Fremont Group, a single-family investment firm, where she spent four years overseeing a portfolio consisting of actively managed funds as well as directly owned public and private securities. She also chaired the portfolio’s investment committee.
Before joining Fremont Group, Ms. Ma was a managing director of General Atlantic, where she spent 10 years investing in and serving on the boards of technology-enabled growth companies globally. Before joining General Atlantic, she was an investment banker for five years in Morgan Stanley's mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring department. She also previously was a project manager in the network server division of Hewlett-Packard Company.
Ms. Ma is a director of Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE: AMAT). She also is involved with a number of educational and not-for-profit organizations and serves on the board of the MIT Investment Management Company, on the Henry Crown Board of Overseers of the Aspen Institute, and on visiting committees of the MIT Corporation. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Ma earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical science and engineering and her master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Mr. Rosner is founder, managing member, and portfolio manager of Buena Vista Fund Management. Before forming Buena Vista, Mr. Rosner was a partner in Sofaer Capital Management, and he began his career at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Rosner is a trustee of the Urban School of San Francisco. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The late Mr. Bowes was a philanthropist and founder of US Venture Partners.
Mr. Burke is the co-founder of three real estate firms including AMB Property (predecessor to Prologis). Recipient of the UCSF Medal for his leadership role in acquiring the Mission Bay campus site.
Mr. Hammarskjold is Executive Chairman of Hellman & Friedman.
Mr. Monosson was previously a partner at Osterweis Capital Management.
William E. Oberndorf
Mr. Oberndorf is the founder of Oberndorf Enterprises, was a co-founder of SPO Partners, and was previously the Chair of the UCSF Foundation Board of Directors.