UVIMCO Staff

UVIMCO Staff

Larry Kochard

LAWRENCE E. KOCHARD, CFA Chief Executive Officer/Chief Investment Officer

Lawrence Kochard is the Chief Executive Officer / Chief Investment Officer of UVIMCO. As Chief Executive Officer, Larry provides leadership for all aspects of UVIMCO’s operations and serves as UVIMCO’s primary representative to the University, related foundations and the public. As Chief Investment Officer, Larry is responsible for the investment management of UVIMCO’s Long Term Pool, overseeing the asset allocation, portfolio management, risk management and manager selection activities of the investment staff.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Larry served as Chief Investment Officer at Georgetown University. From 2001 to 2004, he was Managing Director of Equity and Hedge Fund Investments for the Virginia Retirement System. From 1997 to 2004, he taught in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, first as an adjunct and later full time as an assistant professor.

Larry received his BA in Economics from the College of William & Mary, an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Rochester, and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia. He is a CFA charter holder.


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Kristina Alimard

KRISTINA M. ALIMARD, CFA Chief Operating Officer

Kristina Alimard is the Chief Operating Officer of UVIMCO, with responsibility for all non-investment functions of the organization. Kristina’s primary areas of responsibility include risk management, operational due diligence, investment operations, investment and corporate accounting and reporting, taxes, compliance, information technology and human resources. Kristina serves on the Risk Committee of UVIMCO and the Retirement Advisory Committee and Internal Bank Management Council for the University of Virginia. Kristina also serves as UVIMCO’s primary liaison to the University of Virginia and foundation personnel, and manages the relationships with external service providers. Kristina joined UVIMCO in April 2003.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Kristina was a senior financial analyst at GE Financial Assurance in Richmond, Virginia, and a manager in the Global Financial Strategies group of KPMG LLP in Baltimore, Maryland.

Kristina received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where she was the recipient of the William Michael Shermet Award and the Virginia Kincaid Charitable Trust Scholarship. Kristina is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland and a CFA charterholder.


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Melanie Davis

MELANIE DAVIS, CFA Managing Director

Melanie Davis is a Managing Director at UVIMCO and is responsible for credit and marketable alternatives investments. She serves as a member of UVIMCO’s Investment Committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process. Melanie joined UVIMCO in May 2015.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Melanie was Head of Alternative Investments, Equity and External Mandates at AIG, with responsibility for the firm’s private equity and hedge fund portfolios, as well as third-party manager mandates across all asset classes. Melanie also spent 15 years in fixed income markets, specializing in structured products, and was Head of US Structured Products at AIG from 2011 to 2013, where she led portfolio management, research and trading for RMBS, CMBS, CLO and ABS. Before joining AIG, she was a member of the structured products portfolio management team at TIAA-CREF, and began her career as an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Melanie holds an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BA in Economics magna cum laude from Tufts University. She is a CFA charterholder.


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Jonathan Earnhardt

JONATHAN EARNHARDT Managing Director

Jonathan Earnhardt is a Managing Director at UVIMCO with co-head responsibility for private equity investments. He serves as a member of the Investment Committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process at UVIMCO. Jonathan joined UVIMCO in April 2016.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Jonathan was a Partner with Harren Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm in Charlottesville. At Harren, Jonathan’s responsibilities included sourcing and evaluating new acquisition candidates, executing transactions, and monitoring existing portfolio company investments. Jonathan served as a member of the boards of directors at six Harren portfolio companies. Prior to Harren, Jonathan worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York.

Jonathan received a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.


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Lindsay Larsen

LINDSAY LARSEN, CFA Managing Director

Lindsay Larsen is a Managing Director at UVIMCO, with co-head responsibility for long/short equity and venture capital investments. She serves as a member of UVIMCO’s Investment Committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process. Lindsay joined UVIMCO in April 2015.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Lindsay was a director at Sequoia Heritage in Menlo Park, CA. Before joining Sequoia in 2011, Lindsay spent eight years in Charlottesville as a director and founding team member of Bluestem Asset Management. Prior to Bluestem, she was a financial analyst in the equities division of Goldman Sachs in New York.

Lindsay received a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in finance and management from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Lindsay was also a member of the varsity cross-country and track team for three years. She is a CFA charter holder.


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JASON LOVE Managing Director

Jason Love is a Managing Director at UVIMCO and is responsible for real estate and resource investments. He also takes the lead on direct private investments across multiple sectors. Jason serves as a member of UVIMCO’s Investment Committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process. He joined UVIMCO in October 2012.

Prior to joining UVMICO, Jason spent the majority of his career as a private equity investor and investment banker. He was a Principal at Allied Capital Corporation in Washington DC, where he invested in private debt and equity securities, and also worked for Asgaard Capital and the Breckenridge Group, both boutique investment banks serving middle market companies. He has further worked in an operational capacity for Luxbuam Windows + Doors, a family owned manufacturer of custom wood windows and doors.

Jason received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and an M.B.A. from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.


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Sargent McGowan

SARGENT MCGOWAN, CFA Managing Director

Sargent McGowan is a Managing Director at UVIMCO with responsibility for public equity investments, as well as co-head responsibility for growth equity and long/short equity investments. He serves as a member of UVIMCO’s Investment Committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process and portfolio risk management. Sargent joined UVIMCO in July 2013.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Sargent spent eleven years as a Portfolio Manager for Invesco’s Global Equity group in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led research efforts on a variety of global sectors and served as the head of developed market equities from 2009 to 2013. Prior to Invesco, Sargent worked in sell side equity research in New York as a Research Associate for both Sanford C. Bernstein and PaineWebber.

Sargent received a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina. He is a CFA charter holder.


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John Winn

JOHN WINN General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

John Winn is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of UVIMCO, with responsibility for the legal and compliance functions of the organization. John also oversees UVIMCO’s operational due diligence function. John works closely with members of the investment and operations teams in evaluating external investment managers across all asset classes in the UVIMCO portfolio. John joined UVIMCO in July 2013.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, John practiced law for eight years at Cooley LLP, where he focused on the representation of alternative investment funds, including hedge, private equity, venture capital, and fund-of-funds, in connection with their formation, operation, investment and compliance activities. His practice also included matters of general corporate, securities and tax law. John previously worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant, where he specialized in matters before the House Financial Services Committee, and as an economics consultant with Ernst & Young, where he advised clients on a variety of tax and business strategy issues.

John holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy Studies, summa cum laude, from Duke University. John is a registered corporate counsel with the Virginia State Bar and a member of the District of Columbia Bar.


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SHARON C. ARGO Executive Assistant

Sharon provides executive assistance to Lawrence Kochard. She joined UVIMCO in April 2007. She received her A.A. in Business from the University of Phoenix.

JEFF BARNES Associate

Jeff is an Associate at UVIMCO and is responsible for Operational Due Diligence. He joined UVIMCO in May 2016. Prior to joining UVIMCO, Jeff was a Vice President in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs. He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Finance.

MARY BARRICK Business Analyst

Mary joined UVIMCO in September 2012.

Prior to joining UVIMCO Mary was the director of development services for the Institute for Shipboard Education. Previously she was the assistant director of the member information group for Cambridge Associates LLC. She received her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and her MBA from James Madison University.

MATT BERNSTEIN IT Specialist

Matt is responsible for implementing IT and software solutions. He joined UVIMCO in August 2012.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Matt worked for Northrop Grumman developing products for the marine industry in various capacities, but most recently as a Technical Lead and Engineering Program Manager. Matt started his professional career as a public high school mathematics teacher. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech.

DIANA CLARK Investment Accountant

Diana joined UVIMCO in December 2007. She received her B.S. in Finance from Old Dominion University and graduated cum laude.

MATT DORCHUCK Investment Associate

Matt joined UVIMCO in January 2016. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina with majors in International Business and Finance.

DUBIE DUBENDORFER IT Manager

Dubie is responsible for Information Technology operations and strategy. He joined UVIMCO in September 2010.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Dubie worked as the Technical Operations Manager for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Virginia. Dubie received his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and his MS in the Management of IT from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

CAITLIN FITZMAURICE Director

Caitlin Fitzmaurice is a Director at UVIMCO with co-head responsibility for venture capital investments. She also works across UVIMCO’s public and private equity investments. Caitlin joined UVIMCO in July 2014.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Caitlin spent three years as an Investment Director with Cambridge Associates in Arlington, Virginia where she worked with a variety of universities and non-profits to invest their endowments. Prior to receiving her M.B.A, Caitlin worked for New York based hedge fund Kingdon Capital Management and began her career on the Institutional Equity Sales desk at Goldman Sachs.

Caitlin received her B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and her M.B.A from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

ALLISON GILLAM, CPA Manager of Investment Accounting and Reporting

Allison manages investment and shareholder accounting and reporting. She joined UVIMCO in June 2012.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Allison was a portfolio accountant at AEW Capital Management in Boston. Previously, she worked as an auditor at KPMG, primarily in Boston. During her time at KPMG, she completed a one year rotational program in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice (national office) in New York City, assisting in the development of firm guidance on emerging technical accounting and audit issues. Allison graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce with Distinction and a MS in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

LEAH HALL Senior Investment Associate

Leah joined UVIMCO in February 2012. Prior to joining UVIMCO, Leah was a Research Associate at Mangham Associates. She received her B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting and a second major in Economics.

ROB HAMEL Investment Associate

Rob joined UVIMCO in August 2016. Prior to joining UVIMCO, Rob was an Associate at Kainos Capital, a Dallas-based, middle-market private equity firm with an exclusive focus on the food and consumer sector. Prior to joining Kainos in 2014, Rob was an investment banking analyst with McColl Partners’ Mergers and Acquisitions Group (now Deloitte Corporate Finance) in Dallas. He received a B.S. in Systems Engineering and Economics with Distinction from the University of Virginia.

SHARON F. HERBERT Director Corporate Operations

Sharon manages non-investment functions including corporate accounting and reporting, cash management, budgeting, human resources, office management, and travel. She joined UVIMCO in October 2004.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Sharon managed shareholder services for nTelos Inc., and managed corporate and investment operations and served as Treasurer for Willis Investment Management Company. Sharon received her BA in Business Administration from Mary Baldwin College. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designations.

MARTIN HOHOFF Senior Investment Accountant

Martin joined UVIMCO in June 2011. He received his B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

DUYGU INECI Performance Analyst

Duygu joined UVIMCO as an Intern for the Risk team in September 2015 and continued as Performance Analyst in January 2016. She received her B.A in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.

ANNIE KERNS Investment Accountant

Annie joined UVIMCO in February 2017. Prior to joining UVIMCO, she worked for the West Virginia Investment Management Board and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. She received her MS in Finance and MBA from West Virginia University.

ELIZABETH R. LILES Administrative Assistant/Records Specialist

Elizabeth provides assistance to the public markets team, in addition to ongoing support in the area of records management. She joined UVIMCO in September 2012. Prior to joining UVIMCO her previous administrative experience includes working at CFA Institute (AIMR); UVA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; and Fork Union Military Academy. She received her B.S. degree from James Madison University.

BRIAN MILLS IT Support Specialist

Brian is responsible for providing technical support and implementing IT solutions. He joined UVIMCO in December 2014.

Prior to joining UVIMCO, Brian worked for the City of Winchester as a PC & Network Support Technician. Brian also previously worked for Worldstrides International Discovery as a Network and Systems Admin, as well as the manager of their flights department. Brian holds CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

CHELLIE V. MORRIS Administrative Assistant

Chellie provides administrative assistance to the private markets team. She joined UVIMCO in March 2002.

Prior to joining UVIMCO she was with the CFA Institute (AIMR), AMVEST Corporation, and the UVA Darden Business School.

MARILYN PERKINS Investment Associate

Marilyn joined UVIMCO in February 2017. Prior to joining UVIMCO, she spent five years at Cambridge Associates in Arlington, VA, most recently as a Senior Investment Director in the C|A Capital business unit, managing the portfolios of several endowment and foundation clients on a discretionary basis. She received her B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, with concentrations in Finance and Management and a second major in Economics and a minor in French. She is a CFA charterholder.

KAIXI REN Quantitative Analyst

Kaixi joined UVIMCO in March 2017. She received her B.Math. in Mathematical Finance and Statistics from University of Waterloo and her M.S. in Financial Engineering from Columbia University.

TINA B. SHIFFLETT Office Manager

Tina joined UVIMCO as Receptionist /Administrative Assistant in 2009. Prior to joining UVIMCO, Tina worked 29 years with Cabell Insurance Associates in various capacities.

CHRISTINA SHRESTHA Investment Accountant

Christina joined UVIMCO in July 2014. She received her B.S in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining UVIMCO, Christina was an Accountant at Vox Media, Inc in Washington, DC.

SONIA SPEH Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Sonia joined UVIMCO as Receptionist /Administrative Assistant in April 2017. Prior to joining UVIMCO, Sonia worked 16 years with Perrigo Nutritionals as a Senior Administrative Assistant and Event Planner.

SARAH SPENCER Investment Analyst

Sarah joined UVIMCO in June 2016. She received her B.A. in Economics from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, with a minor in History.

AMAURY VAILLANT Legal Administrator

Amaury works with the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer in the preparation, proofreading and processing of legal documents and corporate records. Additionally, she provides support to the Chief Operating Officer and investment operations team. She has been with UVIMCO since November 2013. Amaury received her B.A. in Political Science and International Law from the American University of Paris.

NANCY VETTER Travel Specialist

Nancy joined UVIMCO in June 2013 as its Travel Specialist to coordinate and oversee the travel schedules of UVIMCO management and staff. Nancy’s background includes executive and administrative management, in addition to participating in two successful business ventures.

KATHERINE WEST, CPA Senior Corporate Accountant

Katie joined UVIMCO in June 2015. Prior to joining UVIMCO, she spent six years as an accountant at a large regional public accounting firm in the areas of taxation and audit. Katie received her MS in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and her BA from Mary Baldwin College. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

YICHEN ZHENG Investment Associate

Yichen joined UVIMCO in July 2014. He received his B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting and a second major in Economics.