Tom Lenehan became Wallace’s second chief investment officer in 2021. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the Foundation’s investment portfolio.
Before joining Wallace, Lenehan had served, since 2011, as the deputy chief investment officer of The Rockefeller University, helping to manage all aspects of the university’s $2.4 billion endowment. Before that, he worked in various investment roles as a limited partner and a general partner at Commonfund Capital in Wilton, Conn., Vista Equity Partners in San Francisco, and Marsh & McLennan Capital, Inc. (aka, Stone Point Capital) in Greenwich, Conn. Lenehan began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the investment banking division in both New York and London.
Lenehan has long been committed to working with educational and other nonprofit institutions. He serves on the investment committee of the Stony Brook Foundation and chairs the investment committee for the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He also serves on the board of trustees and investment committee of the Wenner-Gren Foundation. In 2019 and 2020, Lenehan was selected as one of the Top 30 University Endowment Chief Investment Officers by Trusted Insight, a news and international networking site for institutional investors.
He earned a B.S. in business administration in 1992 from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian, and an M.B.A. in 1997 from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Lenehan originally hails from northeast Ohio and is a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan.
Leena Bhutta serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Doris Duke Foundation, an organization committed to building a more creative, equitable and sustainable future. Leena leads the investment team managing the $2 billion endowment for the foundation and serves on the management committee as well, contributing to the strategic direction of the broader organization.
Leena started her career in technology investment banking at Goldman Sachs. She transitioned to the buyside as an investor in global equity markets at Joho Capital, an Asia-focused hedge fund managing $5 billion in AUM. After several years as a direct investor, she pivoted to investing for mission-oriented organizations by setting up an investment program for Hollyhock Foundation, a private foundation set up by the founders of Joho Capital.
Originally from Pakistan, Leena earned her BA from Wellesley College and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Rick Slocum joined Harvard Management Company (HMC) as managing director and chief investment officer in March 2017. Alongside the CEO, they have restructured the endowment’s investment operations to form a mostly outsourced investment model. They also repositioned the portfolio by increasing allocation to both hedge funds and venture capital, while working with the University to identify the endowment’s optimal risk level.
Previously, Mr. Slocum served as chief investment officer of The Johnson Company, a large single-family office based in New York City. Prior to that, Mr. Slocum was responsible for private equity and portfolio management at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mr. Slocum has also worked as a senior director at the Office of Investments at the University of Pennsylvania, as a private placement specialist at two different banks in New York City and began his career as a credit analyst at Chemical Bank.
Mr. Slocum holds a BS and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Investment Committee.
Alyssa Rieder is an experienced board member and CIO with decades of finance and investment experience as an institutional allocator and investor. She is an expert in ESG/impact investing and experienced in scaling growth and merger integration.
Alyssa has a strong background in overseeing and managing CommonSpirit Health’s $50 billion investment program comprised of multiple pools of capital including corporate, retirement, foundation, and self-insurance assets. The program has $30 billion invested with over 150 investment managers across asset classes, alongside oversight of the manager line up of $20 billion in DC assets. Alyssa manages a staff-driven investment team, actively engaged in manager selection and monitoring, portfolio rebalancing, asset allocation, and risk management, with particular focus on sustainable and impact investing. The program has had an impressive record of long-term outperformance versus benchmarks. (Previously CIO at Dignity Health)
Jennifer Deger, Director of Finance & Global Controller, leads the Global Financial & Accounting Services team which reports to the CFO as part of the Finance & Strategy Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her team is responsible for grant and vendor disbursements, financial reporting, payroll, tax compliance, cash flow planning, employee expense administration and internal controls. Jennifer’s team manages the annual financial statement audits, tax returns, and general ledger accounting for the Foundation and the Trust as well as for the foundation’s international offices.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2006, Jennifer worked in various roles including public accounting where she specialized in tax exempt organizations and in local government managing the operations of the treasury and tax functions.
Jennifer received her MBA from Seattle University and her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Gonzaga University. She is also a CPA. Jennifer volunteers with local charities.