Investment Advisory Committee Members
Tom Tull, CFA | Trustee | Chairman
Tom Tull, CFA, with 40+ years of investment experience in both private and public capital markets was the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) where he managed a $36 billion Trust. While at ERS Mr. Tull has been involved with over 200 completed investment transactions totaling $13 billion encompassing private equity, private real estate, global credit, hedge funds, and special situations.
Ryan Bailey, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CMT | Outside Investment Professionals
Ryan Bailey, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CMT, is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Carbonado Partners. Mr. Bailey is a recognized financial leader with 24 years of experience and a track record of building and leading complex investment offices that consistently outperform industry and department benchmarks.
Michael Brown | Trustee
Mr. Brown is a Co-Founder and Managing Director for Adjunct Partners, LP (www.adjunctpartners.com) a boutique financial advisory firm focused on assisting emerging and lower middle market companies align their strategic business plans with the appropriate capital structure and assist them prepare a “deal ready” strategy for a liquidity event/exit within a 3-5 year time horizon.
Rakesh Dahiya, CFA | Outside Investment Professionals
Rakesh Dahiya, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Mr. Dahiya is responsible for oversight of the total SMU endowment, including the endowment pool assets, mineral interests, and planned giving assets. He works with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, setting agendas, developing policies, formulating investment strategies, as well as recommending specific investment managers and vehicles for carrying out the investment program.
Luke Gittemeier | Outside Investment Professionals
Ken Haben | Outside Investment Professionals
Kenneth Haben retired as a Sergeant from the police department with over 38 years of service. Currently works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a Public Arbitrator. During his time with the department he was assigned to the Financial Investigations Unit supervising the Financial Crimes Squad and later to the Narcotics Division supervising the Money Laundering and Assert Forfeiture Squad.
Tina Hernandez Patterson | Trustee
Tina Hernandez is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Sub Saharan Opportunity Fund (SSO), a private equity fund providing debt financing in West Africa. Tina has over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, with specific focus and expertise in the Credit/Capital Structure trading and risk management space.
Robert Jones | Outside Investment Professionals
Robert D. Jones, CPA, is the Senior Vice President of Treasury Services/Chief Investment Officer for Texas Health Resources
Jamil McNeal | Outside Investment Professionals
Jamil McNeal, CFA, CAIA is the Director of Investments – Credit and Private Markets at True North Advisors, a Dallas-based wealth management RIA firm.
Nancy Rocha | Trustee
Nancy Rocha has a longstanding career in financial services including investment banking, credit analytics and asset management. Currently, Ms. Rocha is a director in the public finance division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. (“STIFEL”) where she covers regional markets and services municipal entities in structuring and issuing multi-million dollar debt instruments and direct private placements. Ms. Rocha also serves as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Program Committee for Stifel’s public finance department.