David 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. He also previously was an analyst at Montgomery Asset Management in San Francisco. David also was a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans. He is a CFA charter holder and earned his bachelor's degree and MBA from the University of Colorado.
Nikita joined UCSF in 2017 as a managing director. Previously, she served as a director of investments for the University of California, Berkeley's endowment. Before that, she served as vice president of investments at Gore Creek, a single-family office, and as an associate at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she focused on private equity and real assets. Nikita began her career as an analyst in the Technology M&A group at Morgan Stanley and also spent time at the 9/11 United Services Group. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
David joined UCSF in 2016 as a managing director. Previously, he managed endowment and foundation portfolios at Hall Capital Partners and invested the equity and hedge fund portions of Brown University's endowment. Before that, he worked at Commonfund, Montgomery Asset Management, and as a buy-side equity analyst at Dodge & Cox. David is a CFA charter holder and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Ashley joined UCSF in 2019 as an associate director. Previously, she was a strategy consultant as member of Huron Consulting Group’s life sciences practice. Before that, she was a senior associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s endowment, where she focused on public market investments. Ashley began her career in public finance at Acacia Financial Group. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kaushal is chief financial officer of the UCSF Foundation Investment Company. He joined UCSF in 2016 and previously was director of foundation investment and treasury operations. Before coming to UCSF, Kaushal served as controller at the James Irvine Foundation and as director of finance at the Tides Center. He is a CPA with extensive accounting and investment operations experience. Kaushal earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from California Polytechnic State University.
Jim joined UCSF in 2020 as an associate. Previously, he was an investment analyst at Cambridge Associates. He earned his bachelor's degree in organizational management studies with a minor in business from Gettysburg College.
Frank DiMartino (Associate)
Frank joined UCSF in 2021 as an associate. Previously, he was an associate at Hall Capital Partners where he assisted in monitoring and constructing multi-asset investment portfolios on behalf of clients. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy from Boston College.
Herme joined UCSF in 2019 as the controller/investment operations. Previously, he was an audit senior manager at BDO, managing audits of venture capital and private equity clients. Before that, he was a manager at PwC San Francisco and New York and a senior at Ernst & Young Singapore. Herme is a CPA and a Certified Internal Auditor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Batangas State University - Philippines and an executive program from Columbia Business School.
Miranda joined UCSF in 2019 as an executive assistant. Previously, she worked at SPO Partners.
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