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Leadership

Executive Team

Maribeth Rahe

Maribeth S. Rahe

President & CEO

Career Summary
United States Trust Company of New York
JP Morgan

Education 
BS - Bowling Green State University
MBA - Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Christopher D. Shipley

Senior Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Career Summary
Northern Trust Asset Management
Allstate Insurance Company

Education
BS - Northern Illinois University
MBA - University of Notre Dame

MEET CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY
Brendan White

Brendan M. White, CFA

Senior Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Career Summary
Ohio Casualty Corporation

Education 
BS - The Ohio State University
MBA - Xavier University

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Steve Baker

Stephen A. Baker

Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity

Career Summary
Seaport Capital Partners
Providence Journal Company

Education 
BA - University of Cincinnati
MBA - New York University

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Marty Flesher

Martin W. Flesher

Managing Director, Business Development & Relationship Management

Career Summary
Dean Investment Associates
Merrill Lynch
Banc One Investment Advisors

Education 
BA - Miami University
MBA - Xavier University

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Michele Hawkins

Michele Hawkins, CRCP, IACCP

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Career Summary
Countrywide Financial Services
Leshner Financial Services
EF Hutton
Paine Webber

Education 
BS - University of Phoenix

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Rob Maeder

M. Robert Maeder, CFA

Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity

Career Summary
L.E.K. Consulting
CIVC Partners
Merrill Lynch & Co.

Education 
BA - Northwestern University
MBA - Northwestern University

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John F. O'Connor

Managing Director & Head of Business Development

Career Summary
DDJ Capital Management
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Pioneer Investments
MFS Investment Management

Education 
BA - Denison University

Meet Jack O'Connor
Nick Sargen

Nicholas P. Sargen, PhD

Senior Economic Advisor 

Career Summary
JP Morgan Chase
Prudential Insurance Company
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
U.S. Department of Treasury

Education 
BA - University of California, Berkeley
MA - Stanford University
PhD - Stanford University

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Tracey M. Stofa

Managing Director, Head of Private Client Group

Career Summary
Morgan Stanley
Clear Channel Radio
Henkel-Emery Oleochemicals
PNC Bank

Education
BS - Miami University

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Gerry Ulland

Gerald J. Ulland, FSA

Chief Financial Officer

Career Summary
Western & Southern Financial Group

Education 
BS - The Ohio State University

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Eric Walzer

Eric J. Walzer

Managing Director, Investment Operations

Career Summary
Fifth Third Bank
Gradison McDonald Investments
Ernst & Young LLP

Education 
BA - University of Cincinnati

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Chris Zehetmaier

H. Christopher Zehetmaier, CIMA, CAIA

Vice President, Marketing

Career Summary
Fifth Third Asset Management
Prudential Financial Inc

Education 
BA - Ohio University
MBA - Xavier University

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