Investment Committee

For Academic Year (2017-2018)


Bruce Pollack ’81, Co-Chair

Bruce Pollack

Managing Partner, Centre Partners Management LLC

Bruce Pollack is a managing partner at Centre Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in North American based middle market companies. He has been with the firm since 1991. He began his investment activity in 1985 at TSG Holdings, Inc., a diversified investment company, and then at RSG Partners, Inc. Prior to that, he was in the mergers and acquisitions departments of Becker Paribas Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets.

Bruce currently serves as a director of Distant Lands Trading Co., DSI Holding Company, Inc., K2 Pure Solutions, L.P., Maverick Media, LLC, Ross Aviation, LLC, U.S. Retirement Partners, Inc., and as a co-manager of Palisades Ventures, LLC. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

He received a B.A. from Brandeis University (1981).



Photo of Dan JickDaniel Jick ’79, P '09, P '12

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HighVista Strategies

Dan Jick is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of HighVista Strategies, an investment firm that specializes in endowment-style portfolio management. Dan spent 23 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and Regional Manager of the Boston Office.

Dan serves a Member of the Board of Brandeis University. He also serves as the Investment Committee Chair of the Board of Managers for CareGroup and Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and is currently Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dan received a B.A. from Brandeis University (1979) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (1981).



Louis Perlmutter ’56Louis Perlmutter, H '95

Senior Advisor, Corporate Partners LLC

Lou Perlmutter was one of the world’s leading investment bankers for over 35 years, establishing one of Wall Street’s first Mergers and Acquisitions departments at Lazard Freres & Company. Lou served for over 30 years as a senior partner of Lazard, and is currently a Senior Advisor to Corporate Partners LLC, a private equity fund.

Lou serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Brandeis University, where he is the first alumnus to serve as its chair. He is also on the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Friends of the World Federation of the United Nations Association. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board of Foreign Affairs, Board of Governors American Jewish Committee, Board of Governors for The State of the USA, and is a Trustee of the Blaustein Institute for Human Rights. He is the past Director of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University, the Transatlantic Institute, the American Jewish Congress, and the past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A.

He received his bachelor's degree and an honorary degree from Brandeis University and earned a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.




Photo of Perry TraquinaPerry Traquina '78

Retired Chairman and CEO, Wellington Management Company LLP

Perry Traquina stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Wellington Management Company at the end of 2014 after a 34 year career at the investment management firm which managed over $900 billion in client assets and had over 2,200 employees worldwide in its 12 global offices. He currently serves as a corporate director on the boards of eBay, Inc. and Morgan Stanley.

Perry is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and a trustee of the Winsor School in Boston. He was elected to the Brandeis Board of Trustees in 2002 and has served as co-chair of the investment committee and as a member of the executive committee.

Perry graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis in 1978. As an undergraduate, he studied at the London School of Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1980.


Barton WinokurBarton Winokur

Partner, Dechert LLP

Bart Winokur, who joined Dechert LLP in 1965, has been a corporate partner for more than forty years and is the Immediate Past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm (1996-2011). Throughout his career, Bart has served as chair of Dechert’s M&A and international law groups. Bart has been listed as a leading lawyer for the past 25 years by Best Lawyers in America; Bart was also recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Mergers & Acquisitions Law in 2012 and as “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law in 2014.

Bart serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Brandeis University, where he has also served as the chair of the Board of Trustees. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University, a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Law School, a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a Member of the Board of Governors of Gratz College and a Member of the Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bart received his A.B. at Cornell University (1961) and his LL.B. at Harvard Law School (1964), where he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review.


Leslie AronzonLeslie Aronzon

Soon after graduating from Brandeis in 1984, Leslie earned an MBA and finished at the top of her class at the University of Southern California.  She joined Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, where she served as a vice president and specialized in bankruptcies and distressed mergers and acquisitions.

Since leaving the firm several years ago, she devotes all of her time to her family (husband Paul and sons Max, Jack and Asher), her children’s schools and a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including the Jewish Free Loan Association of LA.

Leslie is also an active alumna -- she serves as vice president of the Alumni Association, has helped organize reunions and is a member of the Alumni Admissions Council. She has hosted many Brandeis events at her home in Los Angeles and generously supports the Aronzon Family Scholarship and the Alumni Annual Fund.



Daniel Bergstresser

Faculty Representative

Dan is an Associate Professor at the Brandeis International Business School and serves as Area Head for the finance faculty at Brandeis. More information about Dan can be found on the faculty homepage.


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