DAVID B. MACFARLANE UVIMCO Board Chairman
Managing Director of Drake Capital Advisors LLC. Mr. MacFarlane has spent most of his career involved in identifying, researching and investing in a wide variety of hedge fund strategies and in constructing portfolios of such funds for institutional clients. In 2001, Mr. MacFarlane founded Drake Capital Advisors LLC to manage portfolios of hedge funds for a focused group of endowment, foundation, pension, and family office clients. Prior to that, he was President and Managing Director of Kemnay Services USA Inc., where he was responsible for managing a large global portfolio of hedge funds for a European family office.
Mr. MacFarlane has served on the boards of various offshore hedge funds and has been actively involved in board service and investment committee work for numerous non-profit institutions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Investment Committee of Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Mr. MacFarlane graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1984 and received his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. MacFarlane received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990. He is married with three children and lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Dave Burke is the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director of Makena Capital Management, an investment management firm with approximately $20 billion of assets under management. A founder of the firm, Dave is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and the Management and Investment Committees and is responsible for overseeing Makena's investment and operational activities. Previous to being named Chief Executive Officer in January 2014, Dave headed Makena's private equity activities. Prior to forming Makena in 2005, Dave was a Managing Director of the Stanford Management Company, overseeing the Stanford University endowment's investments in private equity and venture capital. Prior to joining the Stanford Management Company, he ran the private equity investment program for The Investment Fund for Foundations. During the 1990s, Dave was an international capital markets lawyer in London and Paris with Linklaters, and practiced law with Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco.
Dave currently serves on the advisory and corporate boards of over a dozen private equity, venture capital, and direct investments in the US and abroad. Dave serves on the Boards of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), Stanford University Athletics, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a Trustee of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation and Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. Dave received a BS in Finance, Juris Doctor, and an MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and is a guest lecturer on investment management topics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
MITCHELL R. COHEN
Mitchell Cohen currently serves as Managing Director of Trilogy Search Partners, LLC and Manager of Ross Investment Associates, LLC. He is formerly a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity firm headquartered in San Francisco. He joined Hellman & Friedman as an Associate in 1989 and became a General Partner in 1992. His primary areas of focus were the media and telecommunications industries as well as having primary responsibility for relationships with the Firm's investors. Mr. Cohen sat on the Board of Directors of numerous Hellman & Friedman's portfolio companies, including Western Wireless Corporation, VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Advanstar, Inc. Prior to Hellman & Friedman, Mr. Cohen served as an Associate in the Merchant Banking Department and the Office of the Chairman at Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc., from 1986 to 1989.
Mr. Cohen graduated from the McIntire School in 1986. Mr. Cohen serves on the Boards of Directors of several for-profit companies, such as Zignal Labs, Inc., as well as numerous non-profit organizations, including Marin Community Foundation, Coaching Corps, and the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation.
JOHN B. HARRIS, JR.
John B. Harris, Jr. is a former senior banker, executive and director of Deutsche Bank (including the predecessor firm of Bankers Trust) where he worked for twenty-nine years in investment and commercial banking. He spent his entire banking career in global finance where he had a record of success in building and managing businesses on five continents. Harris has broad expertise in global banking, emerging markets, risk management, compliance, regulatory affairs, international trade, structured finance, cross border lending, cash management and African markets. He has extensive managerial experience in business origination, portfolio management, transaction management, asset distribution and advisory services. His clients were financial institutions, corporates, governments and NGOs. Harris conducted business “on the ground” in over sixty countries and transacted business with entities located in over one hundred eighty countries. His career highlights include spearheading his firm’s re-entry into South Africa after the end of apartheid and establishing a global risk management and regulatory affairs group to address risks in a post 9/11 world and 21st century economy. He was based in New York, London and Johannesburg and had long term assignments in Lagos and Frankfurt.
Harris is a Manhattan Community Board Five (CB5) member and New York City official who was appointed by the Manhattan Borough President. He addresses, advises and votes on economic, financial, social, educational, regulatory and urban issues facing Midtown Manhattan and New York City. He works closely with community, civic, business and government leaders at all levels. Harris is a campaign field organizer with public policy expertise and operational experience in highly competitive elections at the presidential, national, state and local levels. He is an educator with experience as a Pace University adjunct professor of public administration, an executive education trainer and a CB5 member with oversight responsibilities for public school matters in midtown Manhattan. Furthermore he has broad experience as a nonprofit board member, officer, advisor, fundraiser, event planner and volunteer in the social services, civil rights and education fields. Harris is a co-founder of Harvard University’s undergraduate economics organization and its journal and he is a co-founder and former chair of The Harriman Cup which is a Yale University and University of Virginia affiliated nonprofit corporation that funds collegiate athletics.
His professional recognitions include a lifetime service award for his contributions to the economic growth of Ghana, a Trade Finance Magazine deal of the year award for the most innovative Latin American transaction and an appointment to the Switzerland based Wolfsberg Group committee that drafted the Wolfsberg Group Anti-Money Laundering Principles for Correspondent Banking in response to the events of 9/11. His academic honors include his selection to serve as a Harvard University commencement class marshal, his initiation into the University of Virginia’s Raven Society and his recognition by the University of Virginia’s Society of Artemis as its Bethune-Roosevelt Award recipient.
John Harris has an A.B., cum laude in economics, from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
PATRICK D. HOGAN
UVa Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Patrick D. Hogan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the University in October 2012. He is responsible for setting financial policy and for overseeing the financial affairs of the University including its schools and the Medical Center. In addition, these key operational and administrative areas report to him: finance, human resources, management and budget, the architect for the University, corporate compliance, emergency preparedness, and police. Hogan serves on the Medical Center Operating Board and on the boards of the University of Virginia Investment Management Committee and the UVa Foundation.
Hogan previously served for 37 years with Ernst & Young, most recently as Deputy Global Managing Partner, based in London. In this capacity, Mr. Hogan was a member of the Ernst & Young senior global leadership team and oversaw the global Quality and Risk Management function for the professional services lines of Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transaction Advisory. During his career with Ernst & Young, Hogan also served as Deputy Global Vice Chair for the Asia/Pacific Assurance and Advisory Business Services operations, as Area Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic Area Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice, and as Health Sciences Industry Leader for the Mid-Atlantic Area.
He received a B.S. in Business Administration with an accounting concentration from Old Dominion University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi. Hogan joined the McIntire School Advisory Board in 2000 and served as Vice Chair. He has been a regular guest lecturer at McIntire on topics including enterprise risk management. His other areas of expertise include health sciences, accounting, auditing, and leadership. Hogan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs. He is married to Sharon Hogan, and they have one daughter.
MEREDITH B. JENKINS
Chief Investment Officer. Ms. Jenkins is Chief Investment Officer for Trinity Wall Street where she is responsible for the investment management and oversight of the church's endowment and real estate holdings. Prior to joining Trinity in April 2016, Ms. Jenkins was the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Carnegie Corporation of New York, Andrew Carnegie's foundation, from 2011 to 2016. She joined in 1999 as its first investment associate and was an integral part of the build-out of the Corporation’s investment capability under its first Chief Investment Officer. After moving to Hong Kong in 2007 for family reasons, she served as the Corporation’s Special Representative to Hong Kong focusing on investment opportunities in Asia, including China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia. During this time she continued as an active member of the investment leadership team. Before joining Carnegie Corporation, she was a buyside equity Research Associate for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Ms. Jenkins received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, with Distinction, from the University of Virginia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ms. Jenkins serves on the University of Virginia Alumni Association Board of Managers and on the Investment Committee and Board of Trustees of The Wenner-Gren Foundation. She is married and the mother of three boys.
ANTON J. LEVY
Managing Director at General Atlantic. Mr. Levy is a Managing Director at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he has worked since 1998. Mr. Levy works in General Atlantic's New York City office where he heads General Atlantic's Global Internet and Technology practice and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Levy has worked closely with many of General Atlantic's portfolio companies and is a director of several portfolio companies including Affinion Group, AKQA, Gilt Groupe, Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI), Network Solutions and Red Ventures and manages a number of the firm's other investments in the internet, marketing services and media areas. He formerly served on the boards of Dice Holdings (NYSE : DHX) and Zantaz Corporation.
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Levy was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. where he worked with the firm's technology clients.
Mr. Levy is involved in a number of educational and non-profit organizations including serving on the board of directors of WNYC (New York Public Radio), and Streetwise Partners, where he serves as Vice Chairman. Mr. Levy received a B.S. from the University of Virginia, with degrees in Finance and Computer Science, and his M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, graduating both with highest honors.
JOHN G. MACFARLANE, III
Managing Partner of Arrochar Management LLC. Mr.Macfarlane is Managing Partner of Arrochar Management LLC, an advisory firm specializing in investment management and financial services. Prior to the formation of Arrochar, he was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Tudor Investment Corp, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Chairman of the Firm's Management Committee from 1998 to 2009. Prior to joining Tudor in 1998, Mr. Macfarlane worked at Salomon Brothers for eighteen years, as Treasurer from 1989 to 1996 and as Managing Director of several Fixed Income Trading Businesses.
Mr. Macfarlane is a member of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors and serves on the board of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), which he chaired, 2011-2013. He is a member of the University of Virginia College Foundation Board, of the board of UVA Licensing & Ventures Group, of the Board of Hampden-Sydney College, of the Board of Trustees of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, of the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Board. Formerly, he served on the Darden School Foundation Board from 2001 to 2014, where he was Chairman from 2007 to 2009, and on the Board of Brunswick School, where he was Chairman from 2001 to 2006.
Mr. Macfarlane has a BA in Classical Studies from Hampden-Sydney College, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School. He lives in Crozet, VA with his wife, Dudley. They have three sons Jack (UVA ’07; Georgetown ‘14), Clay (UNC’11), and Brian (UVA ‘15).
TIMOTHY P. O'HARA
Managing Director of Blackrock. Mr. O’Hara is Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). Tim is responsible for determining the strategic direction and growth initiatives of the Global Credit platform. He is accountable for business management, product strategy, business development and alternative credit sourcing. He also serves on BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and BlackRock Alternative Investors Executive Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock, he was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, A.G., where he held several senior management roles over his career, including CEO of Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), CEO of Global Markets, Member of the Credit Suisse A.G. Executive Board, and Co-Head of Investment Banking. For much of his career he worked within the bank's Fixed Income Division and held roles including Co-Head of Global Securities, Head of Global Credit Products, Head of Fixed Income (North America), and Global Head of Leveraged Finance.
Tim currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Virginia's Investment Management Company (UVIMCO). UVIMCO oversees the endowment for the University of Virginia. Tim is also a member of the University of Virginia College Foundation Board and Co-Heads the Foundation's New York Council. Tim serves on the Board of Directors of Project Morry, a year round youth development organization. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board, and he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation and the Credit Suisse A.G. Foundation.
Tim received his B.A., Economics from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A., Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
OWEN D. THOMAS
Chief Executive Officer of Boston Properties. Owen D. Thomas joined Boston Properties as Chief Executive Officer and Director in April 2013. He was Chairman of Lehman Brothers Holdings from 2012 until March 2013 and continues to serve as a Director. Prior to Lehman Mr. Thomas was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years serving in a number of different roles, business units and locations, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia, President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. He also served on Morgan Stanley's Management Committee from 2005 until 2011.
Mr. Thomas is a Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company, a Director and Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a Trustee of Woodberry Forest School, a member of the NAREIT Board of Governors and is a former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is married with three children and lives in Bronxville, New York.
General Partner, Eagle Capital Partners, L.P. Ms. Witmer is a general partner of Eagle Capital Partners, an investment partnership whose investment philosophy encompasses investing in strong businesses with great free cash flow characteristics, at a significant discount to their intrinsic value, with great management teams who intelligently allocate capital. Ms. Witmer began her investing career in 1985, working with value investors Michael Price and Max Heine at the Mutual Series Funds. In May of 1989 she co-founded Emerald Partners, L.P., a value oriented investment partnership. She joined Eagle Capital Partners in 2001 upon the retirement of her partner after a successful 11 years managing Emerald Partners. Meryl joined Dean Witter Realty in August of 1983 as a financial analyst.
Meryl graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, with a concentration in finance, in 1983. Ms. Witmer is a member of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. She has been a member of the Barron’s Roundtable since 1999. She is married to Chuck Witmer (Darden ’83) and has two children.