Kathryn A. Hall, Founder, Co-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 is Chair of the Investment Committee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Ms. Hall is a member of the Board of Directors of the UCSF Foundation, is Chair of the Board of Directors of the UCSF Foundation Investment Company, 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, Cohn Robbins Holdings Corporation, and is Co-Executive Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions LLC.
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.
Fred Cohen, M.D., D.Phil
Dr. Cohen is the co-founder and Chairman of Monograph Capital Partners, a pan-Atlantic life sciences investor. He is also a senior managing director and co-founder of Vida Ventures, a life sciences venture capital group and 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 CareDx, Intellia, Progyny and UroGen, as well as several privately held life sciences companies.
Dipanjan (DJ) Deb
Dipanjan “DJ” Deb is a co-founder and the CEO of Francisco Partners, a technology focused private equity fund with nearly $50B of Assets under management. Prior to founding Francisco Partners, DJ was a principal with TPG Capital. He also worked as the director of semiconductor banking at Robertson, Stephens & Company and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
DJ currently serves on the boards of BeyondTrust, GoodRx (GDRX), Legalzoom (LZ) and SonicWall. He formerly served on the board of directors of AMI Semiconductor (AMIS), Barracuda Networks (CUDA), CBA Group, Cross Match Technologies, Corsair, Ichor Systems (ICHR), Legerity, MagnaChip, Metrologic, NPTest/Credence(CMOS), Numonyx, Sectigo, Plex Software, Quest Software, SMART Modular Technologies (SMOD), Ultra Clean Technology (UCTT) Verifone, Conexant (CNXT), Globespan (GSPN), and ON Semiconductor(ONNN). He also worked on numerous other investments where he helped with the original investment or the sale of the business.
DJ has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has a BS in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents Scholar.
Dipanjan serves on Stanford Business School (GSB) Advisory Council, the UC Berkeley College of Engineering Board, the UC Berkeley MET board, UCSF Foundation Board of Directors and the UCSF Investment Committee Board. He previously served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, and the Stanford Business School (GSB) Management Council where he was the chair. He teaches the “Finance of Private Equity” class at the GSB with Professor Ilya Strebulaev. DJ is also a member of YPO (Barbary Coast Chapter).
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.
Sameer Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer, cloud/SaaS, and media companies. He is responsible for Accel's investments in Aura, Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), CrowdStrike (CRWD), DecisionLink, Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), DJI, Donut, Dropbox (DBX), Dropcam (acquired by Google), Eagle Eye Networks, Fictiv, Flipkart (acquired by Walmart), Freshworks (FRSH), Jet (acquired by Walmart), Orum, Plex (acquired by Rockwell Automation), Public, Sonatype (acquired by Vista), Spotify (SPOT), Venmo (acquired by Braintree/PayPal), Wonder Group, and World View Enterprises. Sameer is from Maryland and graduated from 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 C. Ma
Adrianna C. Ma is the Operating Partner of Index Ventures, a global venture capital firm with investment offices in London and San Francisco. Previously, Ms. Ma was a managing partner of Fremont Group, a single-family investment firm, where she spent four years overseeing a portfolio that consisted of actively managed funds as well as directly owned public and private securities. She chaired the investment committee and also assisted with Fremont’s direct private equity investments. Prior to joining Fremont Group, Ms. Ma was a managing director of General Atlantic, where she spent ten years investing in and serving on the boards of directors 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. Previously, she was a project manager at the network server division of Hewlett-Packard Company. Adrianna is a director of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT). She also serves on the boards of the MIT Investment Management Company and the UCSF Foundation Investment Company. She serves on a visiting committee of the MIT Corporation and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Ma received a BS in electrical science and engineering, and an ME in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. She also received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ian McKinnon is the Founding Partner of Sandia Holdings, LLC (“Sandia”), the primary investment vehicle for his family and related entities. Prior to starting Sandia, Mr. McKinnon was a managing partner of Ziff Brothers Investments. Mr. McKinnon earned his bachelor’s degree in public policy summa cum laude from Occidental College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar. Mr. McKinnon is also a founding partner of the sports and entertainment company TEAM8, a principal owner of the Venezia Football Club of Italy’s Serie B league, and a founding partner of the New Mexico United pro soccer team of the USL Championship league.
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 serves on the UCSF Student & Faculty Life Committee and on the Board of Directors for various nonprofits including 18 Reasons, where he serves as Treasurer. He previously served on the board of the Urban School of San Francisco from 2011-2020 where he served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Andrew (Andy) Ach
Mr. Ach is a founding partner at Norcross Hill & Ach and was previously the Chair of the UCSF Foundation Board of Directors.
Ms. Barber is a managing director at Hall Capital Partners LLC.
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.