Steve Algert joined the Berkeley Endowment Management Company in 2021 as a Managing Director. Prior to BEMCO, Steve was the Assistant Treasurer and a Managing Director at the J. Paul Getty Trust, where he was responsible for distressed debt, credit-related, and hedge fund investments. Prior to joining the Getty, Steve was employed by the Treasurer’s Office of the Regents of the University of California, managing investments for the pension plan and endowment. Prior to that, he was employed in the fund of hedge funds group at Citigroup Alternative Investments and prior to Citigroup, he was employed in fixed income research and risk management at BARRA. Steve holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a CFA and CAIA charterholder.
David Bahr joined the Berkeley Endowment Management Company in 2018 as a Managing Director. Prior to BEMCO, David was at the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles focused on public markets. Previously, he was with Casey Family Programs, as well as the University of Washington Investment Management Company (UWINCO) in Seattle. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics and English from the University of Washington and is a CFA charterholder.
James Berta joined the Berkeley Endowment Management Company in 2017 as an Investment Associate. Prior to joining BEMCO, James was an investment banking analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Wells Fargo Securities. He earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.
Connor Creagh joined the Berkeley Endowment Management Company in 2019 as an Investment Associate. Prior to BEMCO, Connor was an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company focused on technology and healthcare M&A. Previously, he was with Deloitte in the audit practice in San Francisco. Connor graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Melody Ing is a Managing Director at Berkeley Endowment Management Company and joined in 2018. Prior to BEMCO, Melody spent several years at Hall Capital Partners with portfolio responsibilities in Absolute Return, Fixed Income and Real Assets. Melody was formerly at Clearwater Capital Partners based in Hong Kong covering Asian distressed debt. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco in the Private Wealth Management division and spent a number of years in the Special Situations Group in London. Melody graduated from Harvard Business school in 2009 and Northwestern University with a BA in Economics in 2002.
David McAuliffe is the President and Chief Investment Officer of the Berkeley Endowment Management Company. Prior to BEMCO, David spent eleven years as a Senior Investment Officer with the University of Washington Investment Management Company (UWINCO), with portfolio responsibilities across multiple asset classes. He was also formerly a Managing Director and head of information technology investment banking at Cascadia Capital, LLC and began his career as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting Group, focused on corporate strategy and operations projects. Other experiences include private equity and corporate development roles. David sits on the investment committee of the Seattle Art Museum. He graduated with a BA degree in Economics from Carleton College, an MA degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jess Nett joined the Berkeley Endowment Management Company in 2020 as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant. Prior to joining BEMCO, Jess was a research analyst and office manager at Avid Park Ventures. She previously worked as an investor relations analyst at SVB Capital and administrative analyst at Sequoia Heritage. She began her career at 5AM Ventures. Jess holds a BA in History, French and Francophone Studies from Santa Clara University.
Catherine Nguyen joined the Berkeley Endowment Management Company in 2017 as Operations Director. Prior to joining BEMCO, Catherine spent four years at Top Tier Capital Partners, LLC, a venture capital focused fund of funds, where she most recently served as Fund Controller. Previously, she was a Senior Associate in KPMG LLP’s audit practice, working primarily in commercial banking. Catherine earned a B.A. in Business Economics with an Accounting Emphasis from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a CFA charterholder.