Senior Director of Investments at Children’s Health System of Texas
Ryan Bailey currently serves as the Senior Director of Investments at Children’s Health System of Texas. He oversees over $1B in assets at Children’s across the pension, the foundation, and the long term investment pool. Ryan is Children’s only investment staff and is responsible for creating and overseeing the long term investment strategy of the Hospital. In addition, Ryan is founding the inaugural investment department for the hospital, and is putting in place systems, processes, and governance structure that are critical to the success of the plan.
Prior to his arrival at Children’s, Ryan served as the Investment Officer and Interim CIO of the Meadows Foundation. Ryan’s primary responsibility was all asset classes where he drove the due diligence process on managers, aided in the development of strategic asset allocation, and constructed and implemented investment strategy to achieve competitive performance. Ryan is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He has a worked as an Analyst in the Equity Research Departments of: Solomon Smith Barney, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ryan holds a number of certifications including: the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA), the Financial Risk Manager designation (FRM), the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA), and the Chartered Market Technician designation (CMT). After receiving his CFA in 2000, he started a trading company located on the 83rd floor of World Trade Center One. After surviving the events of 9/11, Ryan relocated to Dallas, Texas at the end of 2003. Ryan was featured in the June 2011 issue of D magazine.
SVP, Sensus Wealth Management, LLC
Steve is responsible for developing distribution of the firm’s OIS℠ investment strategy to Institutional, Broker/Dealer, RIA and TAMP channels. He has served in the securities industry for over 26 years in a variety of capacities. Prior to joining Sensus, Steve was a Regional Director with a Texas Broker/Dealer providing investment services to Banks. While there, he grew the region to 20 bank relationships with over 60 financial consultants, becoming the most productive region for the broker/dealer. Additionally, he performed the initial due diligence and laid the groundwork for the firm’s fee based wealth management platform.
Prior to moving to San Antonio in 2008, he spent time at several Boston area banks in a senior leadership capacity directing their wealth management programs. He began his career in financial services in the early 1990’s with Merrill Lynch in Boston, eventually building a successful practice there.
In addition to holding the series 66 license, he also holds a series 7 general securities license, a series 24 general securities principal license, and a series 53 municipal securities principal license. Steven is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Assistant Vice President USAA Asset Management Company, Director of Equity Research
Scott is responsible for leading USAA’s team of fundamental equity research analysts which support investments in USAA’s family of mutual funds, affiliate portfolios, and high net worth business. Prior to his current role, Scott was a Director of Research in USAA’s fixed income research area leading the team of high yield analysts. Scott has worked as an investment grade, high yield, and equity analyst. Scott began his career as a computer programmer in USAA’s Investment Systems area. Scott earned his BS in Computer Science from Texas Tech University in 1993 and his MBA from St. Mary’s University in 1997. Scott has been a CFA charter holder since 2002.
Director Decision Science Analytics – USAA Investment Management Company
Michael “Mik” McCrea joined USAA’s FASG Information Strategy and Data Analytics Team in March of 2015 as a Lead Decision Science Analyst and provides analysis, synthesis, and recommendations to support the Life Company business leaders enabling better strategic and operational decision-making. In his current position as Director, Decision Sciences, he leads his team in providing data-driven insights and recommendations for Financial Planning and Advice.
Mik retired from the US Army in October 2014 after almost 28 years of service, with the last 4 years at the US Army War College preparing future senior military leaders to serve in strategic-level positions. Before retirement, Mik served as the Chairman for the Department of Command, Leadership and Management and had a variety of assignments to include: 6 years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy; 2 years as a military analyst in the Republic of Korea; and one tour in Iraq (2007) as a senior operations research analyst.
Mik received a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from VA Tech in 2006, received an MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1997, and received his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 1987. He is married and has 2 sons.
Chief Executive Officer, Brasada Capital Management
Mark McMeans is CEO and a founding partner of Brasada Capital Management. Prior to founding Brasada, Mark worked for sixteen years at AIM Investments, which was named the top performing mutual fund company of the 1990’s by Barron’s, as Director of Equity Investments ($85 Billion in equity assets under management) and Managing Director, AIM Capital Management, and President and Chief Operating Officer, AIM Private Asset Management, Inc. ($4 Billion in assets under management). He also served as a Global Partner of AIM’s parent company, Invesco. Prior to working at AIM, Mark held positions at JP Morgan Chase and KPMG, LLC.
Mark received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, where he currently serves on the Advisory Board for the MBA Investment Fund, LLC. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from Rice University in Houston, TX, where he serves on the Oversight Board of the M.A. Wright student-managed fund, Jones Graduate School of Business.
Mark is a CFA charter holder and is a former officer and board member of the CFA Society of Houston. He is an Investment Advisory Board member of MBR Financial in Houston and is a member of the Endowment Fund and Finance Committees of Christ Church in Sugar Land, Texas.
Andrew Rosell is a shareholder in the Fort Worth office of Winstead PC. He practices corporate law and leads the firm’s Investment Management and Private Funds Industry Group. Prior to joining Winstead, Mr. Rosell was a partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, and general counsel and chief compliance officer of Kleinheinz Capital Partners, Inc. He started his legal career as an associate with the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Rosell has a diverse practice representing wealth managers, managers and sponsors of private investment funds and mutual funds, family offices and public and private companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions. He has experience representing registered investment advisers in all aspects of their business, including: sponsor formation, fund formation, investment portfolio transactions, due diligence, regulatory compliance, and liquidation and business cessation.
Currently, Mr. Rosell serves on the board of trustees of the Cook Children’s Medical Center Foundation and the board of directors of the Cook Children’s Health Plan.
Previously, Mr. Rosell has served on the boards of Delta Biofuels, Inc., the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was also a member of Mayor Moncrief’s Special Study Committee regarding the City of Fort Worth’s natural gas revenue.
Mr. Rosell is married to Jennifer Kostohryz Rosell. They live in Fort Worth, Texas, with their two sons.
CIO, Employees Retirement System
Tom Tull, CFA, is the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees
Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Previously, he was a founding partner of Gulfstream Global Investors, Ltd., an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing in international equity management that was sold to West LB of Germany in January 2001.
Mr. Tull is the former Director – Employee Benefit Fund Investments for The LTV Corporation and also served as President of Western Reserve Capital Management, Inc., the pension asset management subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. In this capacity, he was responsible for the investment of a $1.2 billion retirement trust. This responsibility included the management of a $90 million international equity portfolio and the management of the outside investment manager relationships.
Prior to joining LTV in February 1983, Mr. Tull served for seven years as Director – Pension Investments of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. He managed an in-house pension fund, introduced international investing and other diversification policies, and performed a variety of corporate duties. His investment career began in 1971.
While in the private sector, Mr. Tull provided his expertise to ERS as a member of the Investment Advisory Committee to its Board of Trustees. He served in this role for 11 years before joining ERS as the Director of Strategic Research, focused on developing ERS’ hedge fund program and further expanding its investment program.
Mr. Tull received a B.S. in Finance from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University, and is a CFA® charterholder. He also is a member of a variety of financial organizations. Mr. Tull is a U.S. Army
Chief Operating Officer, Crestline Summit
Mr. Walker is the COO of Crestline Summit Equity Alpha, a multi-pm, equity long short, market neutral hedge fund based in Fort Worth, TX and New York, NY. Prior to that Mark was a Senior Advisor leading Crestline Investor’s efforts on strategic corporate actions. Mr. Walker has 27 years of experience in the investment business managing both businesses and assets. Prior to Crestline, Mr. Walker was co-CIO at Ranger Capital Group. He was formerly, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Founder of the BNP Paribas Global Relationship Management business in both New York and London with responsibilities for all hedge fund counterparty credit risk, legal risk and operational risk. Prior to that Mr. Walker was Managing Director of Fund Linked Derivative structuring and distribution at Zurich Capital Markets in New York. Mr. Walker also served as Director of Equity Derivatives at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York where he co-founded its Capital Introductions Group. This followed a career in Private Wealth Management. Mr. Walker is a former US Army Captain, a graduate from Texas Christian University and currently serves as the Chairman of Pathways Core Training, a 501(c) 3 dedicated helping people craft lives of passion, purpose and integrity.
CEO and CIO, The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)
Bruce Zimmerman is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO). UTIMCO, investing over $30B, is the nation’s second largest manager of endowments.
Prior to joining UTIMCO, Mr. Zimmerman was CIO and Global Head of Pension Investments at Citigroup. Previously at Citigroup, Bruce had been CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for Citigroup Alternative Investments, which invested over $90B in proprietary and client capital across a range of hedge fund, private equity, private real estate equity and structured credit vehicles.
Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Zimmerman spent approximately thirteen years at Texas Commerce Bank/JPMorgan Chase in a variety of capacities including Merger and Acquisition Investment Banking, Internet and ATM Retail Management, Consumer Marketing, and Financial Planning, Strategy and Corporate Development.
Prior to joining Texas Commerce Bank/JPMorgan Chase, Bruce was a Manager at Bain & Company in their Boston office.
Mr. Zimmerman graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Degree of Distinction from Duke University and received a MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with First and Second Year Honors.
Mr. Zimmerman serves on the Board of Trustees of the Commonfund and is an exofficio member of the Investment Committee of the Houston Endowment
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