UCLA Investment Company

 

The UCLA Investment Company Board of Directors and Officers of the Corporation comprise investment, finance and business professionals and University leadership committed to the advancement of UCLA. The volunteers of the board are appointed by The UCLA Foundation Board of Directors.

Members of the Board of Directors

David A. Ackert ’77, JD/MBA ’82, Managing Member, Crystal Lake Capital
Donnalisa Barnum, MBA ’86, Retired Partner and Portfolio Manager, Capital World Investors
Drew Zager, Chair, UCLA Investment Company; Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
John T. Mapes, Chair, The UCLA Foundation; Managing Partner, Aurora Capital Partners
Justin E. Barton, Interim President and Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company
Preston L. Johnson, President, Johnson Martin Advisors Inc.
Steven L. Klosterman ’74, Regional Director, Halbert Hargrove
William E. Simon Jr., Partner of Massey Quick Simon & Co., LLC.

Officers of the Corporation

Drew Zager, Chair, UCLA Investment Company; Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Justin E. Barton, Interim President and Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company
Julie Sina, Chief Financial Officer, UCLA Investment Company; Vice President-Finance/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, The UCLA Foundation; Associate Vice Chancellor Alumni Affairs, UCLA
Michael Marvelli, Corporate Secretary and Senior Managing Director, UCLA Investment Company
Lorver Lentejas, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UCLA Investment Company

 

Biographies

David A. AckertManaging Member, Crystal Lake Capital. Mr. Ackert joined The Foundation Board of Directors in 2016. At UCLA, he is a founding member of The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments Board. Since 2010, David has been the Managing Member of Crystal Lake Capital and was previously an Operating Director at Paine + Partners. From 1994 until 2007 he was an executive vice president at AIG Financial Products Corporation, where he served as head of corporate marketing for North America and global head of the transaction development group and the energy practice. From 1986 until 1994 he was a VP in the capital markets department at Goldman, Sachs & Co. From 1983 to 1986 he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York City law firm. Mr. Ackert earned his B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), MBA and J.D. (Law Review, Moot Court Honors) degrees from UCLA. He also attended Hong Kong University as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. He serves as Treasurer for the Archaeological Institute of America, is a founding member of the Harvard University National Advisory Board for Public Service and is also a founding and current board member of Off Broadway Angels. Mr. Ackert and his wife, Charlotte, have one son, Nicholas.

Donnalisa Parks BarnumRetired Partner and Portfolio Manager, Capital World Investors. Ms. Donnalisa Barnum is a Retired Partner and Portfolio Manager at Capital World Investors, part of the Capital Group Companies. Prior to joining Capital in 1986, she was a Financial Analyst (1981-1984) at Morgan Stanley in New York. Ms. Barnum is a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint John’s Health Center Foundation in Santa Monica, California, and a Board Member of Embrace, a non-profit dedicated to saving premature babies using technology in India and Asia. She also served on the Humanities and Sciences Advisory Council at Stanford University and is currently a board member of the Stanford Alumni Association. Ms. Barnum is co-chair of the $300 million UCLA Anderson Centennial Campaign and is a member of the UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with honors from Stanford University, a master’s degree in English and Australian literature from Sydney University in Australia (Rotary Graduate Scholarship), and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Drew J. ZagerManaging Director, Morgan Stanley  From 1991 to present. Mr. Zager has managed high grade, tax-exempt and taxable fixed income portfolios with a current market value in excess of $8 billion. From 1986 to 1991, he provided bond coverage to Morgan Stanley’s middle market institutional clients. From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Zager was a senior tax consultant with Peat, Marwick and Mitchell. Mr. Zager is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a double BA in Finance and Accounting. Barron’s listed him in the top 100 Advisors in the country every year since 2004. Mr. Zager served on The UCLA Foundation Investment and Investment Management Committees. For the past 14 years, he has been on the board of trustees and the investment committee for the University of California, Riverside. He chaired the Morgan Stanley Global Philanthropic Exchange in 2006 at the Guggenheim in NYC.

John T. MapesManaging Partner, Aurora Capital Partners. With assets under management in excess of $2.5 billion, Aurora is a private equity investment firm founded in 1991 that invests across a number of funds in middle market companies across the country. In addition to leading the Firm’s private equity practice, John is Chairman of the Investment Committee.   John’s corporate board experience spans numerous companies including:  Roller Bearing Co of America, Coast Gas Industries, Western Nonwovens Inc., Impaxx Inc., Autocam Corporation, Douglas Dynamics, K&F Industries, Ames Taping Tools, Mitchell International, RecoverCare, National Technical Systems and Restaurant Technologies.    Following his graduation from UCLA with a BA degree in Economics/Business in 1990, where John played varsity tennis for the Bruins, he spent two years with Salomon Brothers, Inc. in both New York and Los Angeles, in their Corporate Finance Group. He left Salomon Brothers to join Aurora in 1992 and then rejoined the Firm after attending and graduating from Harvard Business School in 1995. John has been involved in the community with the Special Olympics and the St. Matthew’s Vestry, which oversees the Church and Episcopal Day School at St. Matthew’s Church. He is also active on behalf of Harvard Business School. At UCLA, the Mapes endowed five student-athlete scholarships — two in men’s tennis, men’s basketball, football, and women’s beach volleyball.  Additionally, the Mapes funded a gift to support the construction of new beach volleyball courts at UCLA which will be known on campus as Mapes Beach. John currently serves as Chairman of The UCLA Foundation Board, Chairman of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Committee and serves on the UCLA Technology Development Corporation Board and UCLA Athletics Centennial Campaign Committee.

Justin E. BartonInterim President and Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company. Mr. Barton is Interim President and Chief Investment Officer at the UCLA Investment Company. The Investment Company is responsible for the UCLA Foundation endowment, a global, multi-asset portfolio. Along with the Investment Company team, Mr. Barton oversees all aspects of the endowment including executing investment strategy, portfolio construction, and governance. Mr. Barton began his investment career in Brown University’s investment office before joining Old Square Capital, a New York-based investment firm. He moved to London in 2011, where he worked for Investec Asset Management, an institutional investment manager. Mr. Barton has a BA degree from Princeton University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Cape Town. Mr. Barton holds an Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK and the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Preston L. Johnson, President, Johnson Martin Advisors Inc.  Mr. Johnson is the president and founder of Johnson Martin Advisors, Inc., a Las Vegas-based investment management firm servicing high net worth clients. Prior to forming this firm in 1992, Mr. Johnson held various corporate positions in finance including vice-president of finance of KB Home (NYSE) in Los Angeles, managing director and CFO of The O’Connor Group in New York City (a real estate investment partnership) and senior vice president and CFO of Santa Fe International Corporation (a Los Angeles-based diversified energy company). He serves on the board of directors of the USA Track and Field Foundation and was formerly on the board and chair of the investment committee for the California Community Foundation. Mr. Johnson graduated with an AB from Princeton University in 1972 and received his MBA from The University of Chicago in 1976 where he was honored with The Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in Finance.

Steven L. KlostermanRegional Director, Halbert Halgrove.  Mr. Klosterman served as chair of The UCLA Foundation Board of Directors and during his tenure on the The UCLA Foundation Board he chaired the Nominations Committee, Audit, Finance, Investment and Investment Management Committees. An investment counselor with Halbert Hargrove in San Diego, Mr. Klosterman serves as a fee only investment adviser primarily to affluent individuals and families including two Family Foundations. Mr. Klosterman was integral to creating the Amy Klosterman Memorial Scholarship Fund (one of the UCLA Alumni Association’s largest scholarship funds), established by the San Diego Bruin Network. Mr. Klosterman is a primary donor to the fund, and due to his leadership, grew financial support with the help of numerous family members, friends and colleagues. Mr. Klosterman chairs the Investment Committee for the San Diego Foundation and serves on the American Lung Association (National) Investment Committee. He also served as a consultant to the Investment Advisory Group (IAG) which advises the Regents Committee on Investments (COI). Mr. Klosterman graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA in 1974, and was an Honorable Mention All American and 2nd Team Academic All American football player. He earned his MBA from Stanford University in 1977 and previously served on the Stanford Business Fund Leadership Council and served as president of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association.

William “Bill” E. Simon Jr., Partner of Massey Quick Simon & Co., LLC. Mr. Simon is Adjunct Assistant Professor at both the UCLA School of Law, as well as the Undergraduate Department of Economics in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences.  At the Luskin School of Public Affairs, he serves on the Centennial Campaign Committee, is a Dean’s Associate, and previously was a Senior Fellow. He also serves on the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors. His wife Cindy served on the board of the Tarjan Center at UCLA – a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities, education research and service. In 2009, wife Cindy was honored by the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP) for her advocacy work for children with special needs. Bill and Cindy established the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation, which provides state-of-the-art athletic equipment, curriculum and training for Los Angeles area middle and high schools. The program now impacts more than 100,000 students per year. In 2015, the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation established a partnership with the UCLA Health System. Now known as UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, the joint organization replicates the original program model of the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation while taking advantage of UCLA Health’s prestigious network of experts and individuals working in the Los Angeles community.

Julie SinaChief Financial Officer, UCLA Investment Company; Vice President-Finance/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, The UCLA Foundation; Associate Vice Chancellor Alumni Affairs.  Her 30-year career in higher education spans from student affairs and financial aid to personnel and information services to strategic board, budgeting and facilities management. Previously, Ms. Sina was the Chief of Staff for UCLA’s College of Letters and Science and also served as the Chair of the UCLA Undergraduate Non-Resident Enrollment Task Force. Prior to UCLA, Ms. Sina served as University Vice President at the University of the Pacific where she managed the office of the President and served as Secretary of the Board of Regents.