Office of Investment Management Staff

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Nicholas A. WarrenNick

Chief Investment Officer

Nicholas A. Warren joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in January 2011. Nicholas was previously a managing director with Cambridge Associates, having joined in 2003. Prior to that he worked as an investment analyst at Northwestern University's Investment Office.

Nicholas received a B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1996 and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2003. He became a CFA® charterholder in 2000.

Nicholas serves on the board and is the Chair of the Investment Committee for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.


Deborah ShufrinDeb

Director of Investments

Deb Shufrin joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in 2011. As Director of Investments, she is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring investments on behalf of the university’s endowment. Deb has a background in both investment analysis and economic development. She previously served as a director and mezzanine analyst at Hancock Capital Management, vice president and equity analyst at MFS Investment Management, and credit analyst at Morgan Stanley.  Immediately prior to joining Brandeis, Deb served as senior vice president of programs at The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, an economic development research organization founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter to drive private sector investment into businesses in distressed urban areas.  Deb also served as a member of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s cabinet in economic development where she led several agencies responsible for business development, small business and entrepreneurship, women and minority-owned business assistance, travel and tourism, and international trade for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Deb has served on numerous boards including the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (now Mass Ventures), the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation, and the Brandeis University Alumni Association.  She currently serves on the board and co-chairs the investment committee of The International Institute of New England, a non-profit organization that provides resettlement and educational services to refugees and immigrants.

Deb graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School.



Pamela ReganPam

Director of Operations

Pamela Regan joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in 2007. As Director of Investment Operations she is responsible for all operations relative to the university endowment portfolio including cash management, investment performance, and reporting. Pamela monitors investment exposures, liquidity, and risk for the portfolio. Pamela conducts operational due diligence for new and existing investment managers evaluating business operations, compliance, and technology infrastructure of the firm. She has over 30 years of experience in financial information systems, investment accounting and investment operations. Prior to her current position at Brandeis University, Pamela worked for The New England, Keyport Life Insurance Co, and Aviva Life Insurance Co.

Pamela received her B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University.


Nita PrasadPhoto of Nita Prasad

Associate Director of Investments

Nita Prasad joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in 2016. As Associate Director of Investments, she evaluates investments on behalf of the university's endowment across several asset classes including hedge funds and private equity. Prior to Brandeis, Nita interned at Harvard Management Company. She also served as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, where she worked with Professor Noam Wasserman on his second book, Life is a Startup. Between college and business school, Nita worked at media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson as well as its portfolio company, Tranzact.

Nita received a B.S. in Economics with honors from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of trustees of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the largest yoga and wellness center in the United States.


Courtney DolanCourtney

Operations Analyst

Courtney Dolan joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in October 2014. As an operations analyst she is responsible for all operations relative to the university endowment portfolio including cash management, investment performance, and reporting. Courtney monitors investment exposures, liquidity, and risk for the portfolio. She has previously worked for BNY Mellon as a portfolio accountant and a senior data analyst.

Courtney graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Management in 2009 with a B.S. in Business Administration.


Sarah


Sarah Mooren

Senior Investment Analyst

Sarah Mooren joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in July 2014. As Senior Investment Analyst, she supports the Director and Associate Director in evaluating investments on behalf of the university’s endowment across all asset classes, as well as conducting research on key economic and investment themes. Sarah also assists the Chief Investment Officer with risk management, portfolio construction, and market analyses. In addition to her investment duties, she provides additional support for operations.

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Economics in 2014.


Joon Yoo

Joon
Investment Analyst

Joon Yoo joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in September 2018. As an investment analyst, Joon works with both the investment and operational sides of the endowment, primarily supporting Directors and Associate Directors in conducting investment research and making recommendations on new and existing investment partners. She also supports the CIO with risk management and portfolio construction analysis. 

Joon graduated from the Honors Program at Boston College's Carroll School of Management with a B.S. in Business Management with concentrations in Finance and Marketing in 2017.


Alexa Buccieri

Alexa

Department Coordinator

Alexa Buccieri joined the Office of Investments at Brandeis University in February 2018. As Department Coordinator she is responsible for assisting team members with administrative and operational duties and providing day-to-day support. She has previously worked in administration for Intersystems Corporation and Granite Telecommunications.

Alexa graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2009.