Team

We were upstarts. We are still the challengers.

Meet Our Team

Everyone

Abby Christian

Senior Interior Designer

Abby Christian

Senior Interior Designer

Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
Anonymous

Adam Blue

Senior Manager of Procurement

Adam Blue

Senior Manager of Procurement

Ohio University, Athens, OH

“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Rocky Balboa

Alex Belden

Vice President, Acquisitions

Alex Belden

Vice President, Acquisitions

Georgia State University
University of Chicago, MBA

“One day your life will flash before your eyes - make sure it’s worth watching.”
Anonymous

Alex Laniosz

Graphic Designer

Alex Laniosz

Graphic Designer

Columbus College of Art and Design

“Normality is a paved road. It is comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” – Vincent Van Gogh


Alex Stanford

SVP, Development & Construction

Alex Stanford

SVP, Development & Construction

San Francisco Office

Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Amanda Clemente Eby

Director of Interior Design

Amanda Clemente Eby

Director of Interior Design

Columbus College of Art & Design

“Take your pleasure seriously.” -Charles Eames



Amy Wexler

SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications

Amy Wexler

SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications

DePaul University

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” Lady Gaga

Andrew Weprin

Partner

Andrew Weprin

Partner

University of Massachusetts
New York University, M.S. and New York Law School, J.D.

“People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.”
Sandy Koufax

Angela Hoffmann

Assistant Corporate Controller

Angela Hoffmann

Assistant Corporate Controller

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
A. A. Milne  

Angelica Martinez

Office Manager - 4th Floor

Angelica Martinez

Office Manager - 4th Floor

University of Illinois at Chicago

"At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can." Frida Kahlo

Benjamin Weprin

Founder & CEO

Benjamin Weprin

Founder & CEO

University of Tennessee
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house!”
Theo Epstein on being named the world’s greatest leader in 2016 by Fortune magazine

Brandon Deets

Interior Designer

Brandon Deets

Interior Designer

University of Illinois at Chicago

"If you want to be interesting, be interested." - David Ogilvy

Brandon Johnson

Development Manager - Nashville

Brandon Johnson

Development Manager - Nashville

Auburn University

“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” - Arnold Palmer

Bryon Krebs

Interior Architect

Bryon Krebs

Interior Architect

Illinois Institute of Technology

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized.” Daniel Burnham

Charles Silvia

Brand Operations Analyst

Charles Silvia

Brand Operations Analyst

The University of Mississippi

“By the way, I charged the entire vacation to Mr. Underhill’s American Express Card. Want the number?” - Irwin M. Fletcher

Cindy Zhou

Associate, Asset Management

Cindy Zhou

Associate, Asset Management

Cornell University

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.” Brooke Shields

Cooper Manning

Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations

Cooper Manning

Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations
New Orleans Office

The University of Mississippi

“The worst thing anyone can ever tell me is, ‘You are not going to believe what happened last night after you left.’” Zane Daniel

C.R. Russell

SVP, Development & Construction

C.R. Russell

SVP, Development & Construction

Rollins College
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”
Hunter S. Thompson

Daniel Schor

Partner

Daniel Schor

Partner

Cornell University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
David Foster Wallace

Darrell Slomiany

VP Development and Construction

Darrell Slomiany

VP Development and Construction

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“There’s no such thing as a normal life. Just life.” Unknown

​David Rochefort

President Graduate Hotels

​David Rochefort

President Graduate Hotels

Cornell University

“Success is never final; failure is never fatal.”
Conrad Hilton

Dustin Crouch

Director of Development & Construction

Dustin Crouch

Director of Development & Construction


Murray State University BS – Mathematics, BS – Construction Engineering

Vanderbilt University ME – Construction Management


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

Eliot Silverman

Director, Acquisitions

Eliot Silverman

Director, Acquisitions

University of Michigan

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

Eric Brown

VP, Brand Food and Beverage Performance

Eric Brown

VP, Brand Food and Beverage Performance

Alma Mater: Cornell University

"Chop your own wood, it’ll warm you twice" - Henry Ford

Eric Hassberger

Partner

Eric Hassberger

Partner

Michigan State University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.”
Oscar Wilde

Ernest Wlostowski

Senior Art & Styling Director

Ernest Wlostowski

Senior Art & Styling Director

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Don't overdo it, don't underdo it. Do it just on the line." Andrew Wyeth

George Stowers

EVP, Development & Construction

George Stowers

EVP, Development & Construction

University of Wisconsin-Stout

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein

Grant Link

Assistant Portfolio Controller

Grant Link

Assistant Portfolio Controller

Indiana University

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward

Jack Richmond

Vice President, Acquisitions

Jack Richmond

Vice President, Acquisitions
Nashville Office

University of North Carolina

"I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious."
Michael Scott

Jake Beachum

Director, Capital Markets

Jake Beachum

Director, Capital Markets

Michigan State University

“Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be as responsible as you can and something good will happen” Frank Gehry

Jamie Lewis

Director of Interior Design

Jamie Lewis

Director of Interior Design

Michigan State University

“Whatever the mind can conceive & believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

Jan Hajek

VP, Asset Management

Jan Hajek

VP, Asset Management

Franklin Pierce University
University of Chicago, MBA

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein

Jean Alluisi Shore

SVP, Corporate Controller

Jean Alluisi Shore

SVP, Corporate Controller

The College of William and Mary

  Motto: Lead with conviction, integrity and grace. Execute with excellence.

Jeremy Gorsky

​Vice President, Portfolio Management

Jeremy Gorsky

Vice President, Portfolio Management

The University of Iowa

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me” – Steve Jobs

Jessica Lustman

Portfolio Accountant

Jessica Lustman

Portfolio Accountant

University of Wisconsin at Madison

“Never let yesterday use up too much of today” Will Rogers

Jim Gross

SVP Asset Management

Jim Gross

SVP Asset Management

SCCC- Suny Sullivan, Hospitality Management

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

Josh Mintzer

Development Manager

Josh Mintzer

Development Manager

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”

Julie Saunders

Chief Marketing Officer

Julie Saunders

Chief Marketing Officer

Penn State University
Christie’s Education, MA Art History

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
Oprah

Justin Petersen

SVP, Finance

Justin Petersen

SVP, Finance

University of Iowa

"You get what you earn." – Tom Brands

Kate Ruocco

Interior Designer

Kate Ruocco

Interior Designer

University of Wisconsin-Madison

"I don't expect to find inspiration - it just sort of comes. Sometimes you step on a bug and you get inspired." Iris Apfel

Kim Meneses

Office Manager - 5th Floor

Kim Meneses

Office Manager - 5th Floor

“Life is good. Enjoy the little things, one day you may look back and realize they were the big things”- unknown

Kristie Biddle

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Kristie Biddle

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Western Michigan University

“Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” - Michael Jordan

​Krissy Melendez

Senior Concept Director

​Krissy Melendez

Senior Concept Director

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“On a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
Carl Sagan

Larkin MacDonald

Vice President, Sales & Revenue Management

Larkin MacDonald

Vice President, Sales & Revenue Management

University of Pennsylvania

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Seneca

Laura Alexander

Programming Manager

Laura Alexander

Programming Manager

Belmont University

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

Leslie Baluga

Director, Interior Architecture

Leslie Baluga

Director, Interior Architecture

University of Illinois at Chicago

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo

Madi Baker

Interior Designer

Madi Baker

Interior Designer

Miami University

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.” Mark Twain

Max Pollock

Analyst

Max Pollock

Analyst

Boston University

"No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part." Tiger Woods

Meredith Koehl

Senior Interior Designer

Meredith Koehl

Senior Interior Designer

SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)

“Be careful when you blindly follow the masses. Sometimes the ‘m’ is silent.” – Anonymous

Mike Hoover

VP Brand Rooms Performance

Mike Hoover

VP Brand Rooms Performance

Rhodes College

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” - Mark Twain

Milton Miller

Director, Accounting

Milton Miller

Director, Accounting

Indiana University

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”
Bobby Knight

Montgomery Turner

Development Manager - Project Controls

Montgomery Turner

Development Manager - Project Controls

University of Tennessee

“Who is John Galt?”

Pablo A. David

VP, Government Affairs & Community Relations

Pablo A. David

VP, Government Affairs & Community Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

“Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez


​Patrick J. Stephens

Chief Accounting & Compliance Officer

​Patrick J. Stephens

Chief Accounting & Compliance Officer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
John Wooden

Pedro Zevallos

SVP, Acquisitions – University Partnerships

Pedro Zevallos

SVP, Acquisitions – University Partnerships

Middlebury College, Columbia University

“ Life wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier” Bruce Lee

Phillip Allen

Chief Development Officer, International Markets

Phillip Allen

Chief Development Officer, International Markets

University of Kentucky, BA

Duke University School of Law, JD

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum." Roddy Piper, They Live

Philip Kayden

Philip Kayden

The University of Toledo

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

Rebecca Graham

Senior Director of Interior Design

Rebecca Graham

Senior Director of Interior Design

Harrington College of Design

“If you’re gonna do it, do it right” My Dad

Riley McCarron

Portfolio Accountant

Riley McCarron

Portfolio Accountant

University of Iowa

“No need to worry, my accountant handles that.” - Notorious B.I.G.

Ruben Navarro

VP, Strategy

Ruben Navarro

VP, Strategy

Northwestern University, BA
Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“You must be prepared to work always without applause.”
E.H.

Samuel Zucker

Portfolio Management Analyst

Samuel Zucker

Portfolio Management Analyst

Brandeis University

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized” - Sun Tzu

Sara Rose

Human Resources Director

Sara Rose

Human Resources Director

Northwestern University, BA
Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“No pressure, no diamonds.” - Thomas Carlyle

Saxton Sharad

Chief Operating Officer, Graduate Hotels

Saxton Sharad

Chief Operating Officer, Graduate Hotels

Cornell University

“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do” Walt Disney

​Scott Ebbott

VP, Investments

​Scott Ebbott

VP, Investments

Emory University

“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.”
Bill Belichick

Shawn Michols

Portfolio Controller

Shawn Michols

Portfolio Controller

Indiana University

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Eliot

Stephanie Denson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie Denson

Executive Assistant

St. Edward’s University

“We are all neighbors.” Mister Rogers

Stephanie Steele

Senior Counsel

Stephanie Steele

Senior Counsel 

Washington University in St. Louis
University of Michigan Law School

“Here for the Right Reasons.”

Stephanie Yan

Director, Accounting

Stephanie Yan

Director, Accounting

University of Iowa

“If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights

Steven Kehm

Director, Development & Construction

Steven Kehm

Director, Development & Construction

Ball State University

“Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.”
Anonymous

Steven Trombley

VP, Acquisitions

Steven Trombley

VP, Acquisitions

University of Michigan

“The upset is in the mind of the favorite.”
Bo Schembechler

Tim Ryan

Chief Investment Officer, Graduate Hotels

Tim Ryan

Chief Investment Officer, Graduate Hotels

The University of San Diego

“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
Mark Twain

Thomas Ostrom

Associate, Brand Operations

Thomas Ostrom

Associate, Brand Operations

University of St. Thomas

Courage. The ability to ask, “Why not us?”

Torey Schanks

Director, Investor Relations

Torey Schanks

Director, Investor Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how.”

Uday Sehgal

Principal & Managing Director

Uday Sehgal

Principal & Managing Director
San Francisco Office

Northwestern University

“I’m not arguing. I’m simply explaining why I am right.”
Anonymous

William Shank Jr.

Senior Manager of Development and Construction

William Shank Jr.

Senior Manager of Development and Construction

University of Kentucky, University of Illinois Chicago (Masters in Urban Planning and Policy)

“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing” Ron Swanson

​Zach Frey

Assistant Portfolio Controller

​Zach Frey

Assistant Portfolio Controller

Loras College

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Umm...easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
Michael Scott, The Office

Angelica Martinez

Office Manager - 4th Floor

Angelica Martinez

Office Manager - 4th Floor

University of Illinois at Chicago

"At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can." Frida Kahlo

Kim Meneses

Office Manager - 5th Floor

Kim Meneses

Office Manager - 5th Floor

“Life is good. Enjoy the little things, one day you may look back and realize they were the big things”- unknown

Kristie Biddle

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Kristie Biddle

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Western Michigan University

“Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” - Michael Jordan

Stephanie Denson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie Denson

Executive Assistant

St. Edward’s University

“We are all neighbors.” Mister Rogers

Charles Silvia

Brand Operations Analyst

Charles Silvia

Brand Operations Analyst

The University of Mississippi

“By the way, I charged the entire vacation to Mr. Underhill’s American Express Card. Want the number?” - Irwin M. Fletcher

Cindy Zhou

Associate, Asset Management

Cindy Zhou

Associate, Asset Management

Cornell University

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.” Brooke Shields

Daniel Schor

Partner

Daniel Schor

Partner

Cornell University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
David Foster Wallace

​David Rochefort

President Graduate Hotels

​David Rochefort

President Graduate Hotels

Cornell University

“Success is never final; failure is never fatal.”
Conrad Hilton

Eric Brown

VP, Brand Food and Beverage Performance

Eric Brown

VP, Brand Food and Beverage Performance

Alma Mater: Cornell University

"Chop your own wood, it’ll warm you twice" - Henry Ford

Jan Hajek

VP, Asset Management

Jan Hajek

VP, Asset Management

Franklin Pierce University
University of Chicago, MBA

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein

Jim Gross

SVP Asset Management

Jim Gross

SVP Asset Management

SCCC- Suny Sullivan, Hospitality Management

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

Larkin MacDonald

Vice President, Sales & Revenue Management

Larkin MacDonald

Vice President, Sales & Revenue Management

University of Pennsylvania

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Seneca

Max Pollock

Analyst

Max Pollock

Analyst

Boston University

"No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part." Tiger Woods

Mike Hoover

VP Brand Rooms Performance

Mike Hoover

VP Brand Rooms Performance

Rhodes College

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” - Mark Twain

Ruben Navarro

VP, Strategy

Ruben Navarro

VP, Strategy

Northwestern University, BA
Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“You must be prepared to work always without applause.”
E.H.

Saxton Sharad

Chief Operating Officer, Graduate Hotels

Saxton Sharad

Chief Operating Officer, Graduate Hotels

Cornell University

“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do” Walt Disney

Thomas Ostrom

Associate, Brand Operations

Thomas Ostrom

Associate, Brand Operations

University of St. Thomas

Courage. The ability to ask, “Why not us?”

Abby Christian

Senior Interior Designer

Abby Christian

Senior Interior Designer

Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
Anonymous

Adam Blue

Senior Manager of Procurement

Adam Blue

Senior Manager of Procurement

Ohio University, Athens, OH

“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Rocky Balboa

Amanda Clemente Eby

Director of Interior Design

Amanda Clemente Eby

Director of Interior Design

Columbus College of Art & Design

“Take your pleasure seriously.” -Charles Eames



Brandon Deets

Interior Designer

Brandon Deets

Interior Designer

University of Illinois at Chicago

"If you want to be interesting, be interested." - David Ogilvy

Bryon Krebs

Interior Architect

Bryon Krebs

Interior Architect

Illinois Institute of Technology

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized.” Daniel Burnham

Jamie Lewis

Director of Interior Design

Jamie Lewis

Director of Interior Design

Michigan State University

“Whatever the mind can conceive & believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

Kate Ruocco

Interior Designer

Kate Ruocco

Interior Designer

University of Wisconsin-Madison

"I don't expect to find inspiration - it just sort of comes. Sometimes you step on a bug and you get inspired." Iris Apfel

​Krissy Melendez

Senior Concept Director

​Krissy Melendez

Senior Concept Director

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“On a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
Carl Sagan

Leslie Baluga

Director, Interior Architecture

Leslie Baluga

Director, Interior Architecture

University of Illinois at Chicago

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo

Madi Baker

Interior Designer

Madi Baker

Interior Designer

Miami University

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.” Mark Twain

Meredith Koehl

Senior Interior Designer

Meredith Koehl

Senior Interior Designer

SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)

“Be careful when you blindly follow the masses. Sometimes the ‘m’ is silent.” – Anonymous

Rebecca Graham

Senior Director of Interior Design

Rebecca Graham

Senior Director of Interior Design

Harrington College of Design

“If you’re gonna do it, do it right” My Dad

Alex Stanford

SVP, Development & Construction

Alex Stanford

SVP, Development & Construction

San Francisco Office

Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Brandon Johnson

Development Manager - Nashville

Brandon Johnson

Development Manager - Nashville

Auburn University

“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” - Arnold Palmer

C.R. Russell

SVP, Development & Construction

C.R. Russell

SVP, Development & Construction

Rollins College
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”
Hunter S. Thompson

Darrell Slomiany

VP Development and Construction

Darrell Slomiany

VP Development and Construction

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“There’s no such thing as a normal life. Just life.” Unknown

Dustin Crouch

Director of Development & Construction

Dustin Crouch

Director of Development & Construction


Murray State University BS – Mathematics, BS – Construction Engineering

Vanderbilt University ME – Construction Management


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

George Stowers

EVP, Development & Construction

George Stowers

EVP, Development & Construction

University of Wisconsin-Stout

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein

Josh Mintzer

Development Manager

Josh Mintzer

Development Manager

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”

Montgomery Turner

Development Manager - Project Controls

Montgomery Turner

Development Manager - Project Controls

University of Tennessee

“Who is John Galt?”

Steven Kehm

Director, Development & Construction

Steven Kehm

Director, Development & Construction

Ball State University

“Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.”
Anonymous

William Shank Jr.

Senior Manager of Development and Construction

William Shank Jr.

Senior Manager of Development and Construction

University of Kentucky, University of Illinois Chicago (Masters in Urban Planning and Policy)

“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing” Ron Swanson

Andrew Weprin

Partner

Andrew Weprin

Partner

University of Massachusetts
New York University, M.S. and New York Law School, J.D.

“People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.”
Sandy Koufax

Benjamin Weprin

Founder & CEO

Benjamin Weprin

Founder & CEO

University of Tennessee
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house!”
Theo Epstein on being named the world’s greatest leader in 2016 by Fortune magazine

Cooper Manning

Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations

Cooper Manning

Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations
New Orleans Office

The University of Mississippi

“The worst thing anyone can ever tell me is, ‘You are not going to believe what happened last night after you left.’” Zane Daniel

Daniel Schor

Partner

Daniel Schor

Partner

Cornell University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
David Foster Wallace

Eric Hassberger

Partner

Eric Hassberger

Partner

Michigan State University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.”
Oscar Wilde

Philip Kayden

Philip Kayden

The University of Toledo

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

Angela Hoffmann

Assistant Corporate Controller

Angela Hoffmann

Assistant Corporate Controller

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
A. A. Milne  

Grant Link

Assistant Portfolio Controller

Grant Link

Assistant Portfolio Controller

Indiana University

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward

Jean Alluisi Shore

SVP, Corporate Controller

Jean Alluisi Shore

SVP, Corporate Controller

The College of William and Mary

  Motto: Lead with conviction, integrity and grace. Execute with excellence.

Jessica Lustman

Portfolio Accountant

Jessica Lustman

Portfolio Accountant

University of Wisconsin at Madison

“Never let yesterday use up too much of today” Will Rogers

Justin Petersen

SVP, Finance

Justin Petersen

SVP, Finance

University of Iowa

"You get what you earn." – Tom Brands

Milton Miller

Director, Accounting

Milton Miller

Director, Accounting

Indiana University

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”
Bobby Knight

​Patrick J. Stephens

Chief Accounting & Compliance Officer

​Patrick J. Stephens

Chief Accounting & Compliance Officer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
John Wooden

Riley McCarron

Portfolio Accountant

Riley McCarron

Portfolio Accountant

University of Iowa

“No need to worry, my accountant handles that.” - Notorious B.I.G.

Shawn Michols

Portfolio Controller

Shawn Michols

Portfolio Controller

Indiana University

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Eliot

Stephanie Yan

Director, Accounting

Stephanie Yan

Director, Accounting

University of Iowa

“If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights

​Zach Frey

Assistant Portfolio Controller

​Zach Frey

Assistant Portfolio Controller

Loras College

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Umm...easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
Michael Scott, The Office

Alex Belden

Vice President, Acquisitions

Alex Belden

Vice President, Acquisitions

Georgia State University
University of Chicago, MBA

“One day your life will flash before your eyes - make sure it’s worth watching.”
Anonymous

Eliot Silverman

Director, Acquisitions

Eliot Silverman

Director, Acquisitions

University of Michigan

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

Jack Richmond

Vice President, Acquisitions

Jack Richmond

Vice President, Acquisitions
Nashville Office

University of North Carolina

"I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious."
Michael Scott

Jake Beachum

Director, Capital Markets

Jake Beachum

Director, Capital Markets

Michigan State University

“Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be as responsible as you can and something good will happen” Frank Gehry

Jeremy Gorsky

​Vice President, Portfolio Management

Jeremy Gorsky

Vice President, Portfolio Management

The University of Iowa

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me” – Steve Jobs

Pablo A. David

VP, Government Affairs & Community Relations

Pablo A. David

VP, Government Affairs & Community Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

“Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Pedro Zevallos

SVP, Acquisitions – University Partnerships

Pedro Zevallos

SVP, Acquisitions – University Partnerships

Middlebury College, Columbia University

“ Life wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier” Bruce Lee

Phillip Allen

Chief Development Officer, International Markets

Phillip Allen

Chief Development Officer, International Markets

University of Kentucky, BA

Duke University School of Law, JD

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum." Roddy Piper, They Live

Samuel Zucker

Portfolio Management Analyst

Samuel Zucker

Portfolio Management Analyst

Brandeis University

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized” - Sun Tzu

​Scott Ebbott

VP, Investments

​Scott Ebbott

VP, Investments

Emory University

“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.”
Bill Belichick

Stephanie Steele

Senior Counsel

Stephanie Steele

Senior Counsel 

Washington University in St. Louis
University of Michigan Law School

“Here for the Right Reasons.”

Steven Trombley

VP, Acquisitions

Steven Trombley

VP, Acquisitions

University of Michigan

“The upset is in the mind of the favorite.”
Bo Schembechler

Tim Ryan

Chief Investment Officer, Graduate Hotels

Tim Ryan

Chief Investment Officer, Graduate Hotels

The University of San Diego

“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
Mark Twain

Torey Schanks

Director, Investor Relations

Torey Schanks

Director, Investor Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how.”

Uday Sehgal

Principal & Managing Director

Uday Sehgal

Principal & Managing Director
San Francisco Office

Northwestern University

“I’m not arguing. I’m simply explaining why I am right.”
Anonymous

Alex Laniosz

Graphic Designer

Alex Laniosz

Graphic Designer

Columbus College of Art and Design

“Normality is a paved road. It is comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” – Vincent Van Gogh


Amy Wexler

SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications

Amy Wexler

SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications

DePaul University

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” Lady Gaga

Ernest Wlostowski

Senior Art & Styling Director

Ernest Wlostowski

Senior Art & Styling Director

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Don't overdo it, don't underdo it. Do it just on the line." Andrew Wyeth

Julie Saunders

Chief Marketing Officer

Julie Saunders

Chief Marketing Officer

Penn State University
Christie’s Education, MA Art History

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
Oprah

Laura Alexander

Programming Manager

Laura Alexander

Programming Manager

Belmont University

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou