John is the Managing Partner of Windrose Advisors and member of the Windrose Investment Committee.
John joined Windrose from Goldman Sachs, where he was named a Managing Director in 2005. He ran Goldman’s wealth management efforts in New England and the Pacific Northwest, with assets exceeding $50 billion. He directly advised some of the firm’s most important individual and corporate relationships, including several “Forbes 400” family offices.
John began his career as a Private Wealth Advisor and founding member of the Goldman Sachs Seattle office. He built a six-person team, which managed $12 billion on behalf of forty individuals, families, charitable foundations and endowments.
John is a board member of the New England Young Presidents’ Organization and on the Investment Committee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He is a former board member of Junior Achievement, Rainier Scholars and The Nature Conservancy.
John earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy. At the Naval Academy, he achieved Academic All-American Honors, Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and captained the Navy Basketball Team. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, John served as a naval aviator, a surface warfare officer and an engineering officer.
John resides in Wayland, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
Bill is the Chief Investment Officer and leads the Windrose Investment Committee. He manages all investment operations and oversees a team of analysts who select investments and allocate portfolios for the firm’s clients.
Previously, he was founder, Chief Investment and Chief Financial Officer for Garnet Street Partners (GSP), a private family investment office. At GSP, he built the investment and family office infrastructure, making all investment related decisions.
Prior to GSP, Bill served as a Managing Director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo), the fifth largest endowment in the world. At the time of his departure, assets under management exceeded $14 billion. As one of five Managing Directors he served on MITIMCo’s Internal Investment Committee, which evaluated and voted on all investments prior to implementation. Bill also served as Secretary for the MITIMCo Board of Directors, where he managed all operational aspects of MITIMCo’s investments.
Bill began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as a Senior Manager in the firm’s Audit and Business Assurance practice. He holds a BS in Accounting from Fitchburg State College, an MBA in Finance from Suffolk University and a certificate from the MIT Leader to Leader program.
Bill is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been a guest lecturer at MIT. He serves on the advisory boards of 2X Partners, Charles River Realty Investors and First Commons Bank. Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fitchburg State University Foundation and a Trustee of Hebrew SeniorLife. He is in his fourth term as an elected official to the Town of Sharon Board of Selectmen.
Bill and his wife live with their two daughters in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Ken is a senior client service professional. He brings over twenty years of experience in financial services and focuses on administrative, trading and reporting needs of clients. Previously, he headed Investment Operations at Athena Capital Advisors, a multi-family office where he helped build the wealth management practice by managing client administration, trading and reporting. He was named a Managing Director in 2007.
Before Athena, Ken worked as Director of Client Services at Thinking Investments, a portfolio management technology platform start-up. As a member of the product development team, he focused on user interface design and content documentation. Before joining Thinking Investments, Ken helped launch three start-up ventures in the Boston area: JP Morgan Online, DE Shaw’s FarSight Financial Services and Advisor Investment Management.
Ken began his career at Fidelity Investments in the Boston office, he left as a Senior Trader.
Ken earned a BS from Providence College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is married, resides in Framingham, Massachusetts, and has three children.
Ken evaluates and integrates client finances, emphasizing estate planning, income tax planning, insurance counseling and philanthropy. He has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry; prior to joining Windrose Advisors he served as a Vice President at wealth planning firm RINET Company and served as Team Leader of a wealth planning group.
Previously, Ken founded and ran a family office for the two founding general partners of Summit Partners. He worked at Summit for five years. Prior to that, he worked both at a boutique tax and financial advisory firm and at a regional accounting firm.
Ken earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and earned his Certified Financial Planner™ certification in 1997.
Paul serves as the Controller and head of Information Technology. He combines sixteen years of family office experience with twelve years of audit and tax experience to support the Windrose Team and the needs of our clients. Previously, Paul served as Controller for a private family investment office in Boston. He began his career at Gray, Gray & Gray CPAs in their Boston office; he left as Supervisor in the firm’s audit and tax practice.
Paul holds a BS in Accounting from Northeastern University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
He is an executive board member of the Sharon Youth Baseball and Softball Association and an active coach for Sharon Youth Baseball and Basketball.
Paul lives in Sharon, Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.
Gildas is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Windrose Advisors, bringing over fifteen years of experience to the investment process. Gildas oversees investment strategy and develops asset allocation frameworks for the firm. He evaluates and selects investments across all asset classes, with a focus on public markets. He is a member of the Windrose Advisors Investment Committee.
Most recently, Gildas served as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Partners HealthCare System, a Boston hospital group including leading academic medical centers affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Over the course of his tenure with the Investment Office, assets under management including operational, endowment and pension assets, grew from $3 billion to over $13 billion, his prior responsibilities expanded from analyst to portfolio manager and director public markets. In his various roles, Gildas managed a money market portfolio of up to $1 billion, evaluated and selected managers across multiple asset classes, implemented several software applications, developed asset allocation recommendations and participated in the Investment Committee of Partners HealthCare. Prior to joining the Investment Office, Gildas worked across the system as an analyst with Treasury, Financial Planning and Partners HealthCare International.
Gildas earned his MBA from the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and his BA from NEOMA Business School in France. He was honored in 2014 with a “Rising Star” award by Investor Intelligence Network. He currently serves on the Investment Committee of MASCO, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic area, where he helps oversee $30 million. Previously, Gildas sat on Advisory Boards for private funds of Davidson Kempner Capital Management and Strategic Value Partners.
Gildas and his wife reside in Beverly, Massachusetts with their two children.
Jeff is the Chief Operating and Compliance Officer. He has over twelve years of experience working within the institutional investment consulting industry. He has investment, operations and compliance experience that has spanned the alternative asset class, helping endowments, foundations, pension funds and high net worth investors diligently invest and monitor their portfolios.
Prior to joining Windrose, Jeff was a Senior Vice President and the Operations Officer with Meketa Investment Group’s Private Markets group, leading the operations and compliance function for a multi-billion dollar private equity investment platform, helping private, corporate and public pension funds navigate the increasingly complex alternative assets investment and regulatory environment. Before that, Jeff was a Vice President at Meketa, performing investment due diligence and helping construct high quality private equity portfolios for the firm’s client base. Before Meketa, Jeff was an Associate with LP Capital Advisors, executing investment due diligence and monitoring the portfolio investments for one of the world’s largest public pension programs. Preceding LP Capital Advisors, Jeff was an Officer within State Street Bank’s PrivateEdge Group, evaluating portfolio performance, performing investment due diligence and consulting for bank clients possessing private equity investments.
Jeff ’s career began with Cambridge Associates, where he was an Analyst within the firm’s alternative assets control group, working directly with endowments and foundations to deliver comprehensive monitoring and custom performance benchmarking for their private equity portfolios.
Jeff received a BS in Business Administration & Finance from Western New England University. He is also a graduate of Hopkins Academy.
Jeff resides in Westwood, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
Melisa is a Client Service Analyst working closely with the client service team on day to day operations. She also assists with the performance reporting process.
Prior to joining Windrose Advisors, Melisa worked at Pioneer Investments as a Client Services Specialist. At Pioneer she worked directly with clients and financial advisors to help resolve legal issues and process financial requests.
Melisa graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BS in Finance and a minor in Spanish. Melisa used her Spanish language skills to be a translator at Pioneer Investments. In her free time, Melisa always finds time to go for a run. She has raced in multiple half marathon and 5k races.
Amanda works closely with clients to provide high quality, comprehensive service. Previously, Amanda worked as a Profit and Loss Analyst at Bracebridge Capital LLC, a fixed income arbitrage hedge fund with over $9.5 billion in AUM. As a P/L Analyst, she worked closely with the Operations team and Partners of the firm to report performance on multiple investment funds. Prior to the P/L role, Amanda worked in the Financial Reporting and Valuation group at Bracebridge preparing annual and quarterly financial statements and various other regulatory reports. Amanda started her career at Bracebridge as a Financial Reporting intern and joined the firm full-time as a Specialist upon graduation in 2009. Previous internships included Wellington Management LLP, where she worked in the Business Systems Project Group; as well as John Hancock Wealth Management where she was an Annuity Service Representative.
Amanda graduated from Northeastern University in 2009 with a BS in Business Administration and concentrations in Finance/Insurance and Management. She and her husband live in Andover, MA.
Lauren provides administrative assistance to directors and other associates in the office. She is also responsible for the day to day office operations.
Prior to joining Windrose in the spring of 2015, Lauren worked at a distinguished dermatologist office on the North Shore as an Administrative and Marketing Coordinator. She was responsible for managing all daily activities of the practice’s cosmetic department, client relations and monitoring and running various social media accounts along with marketing campaigns.
Lauren graduated from the University of Tampa in 2012 with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations. She also served on the Executive Board as Treasurer of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Rose plays an integral role by providing both executive support to the Partners of Windrose, as well as assisting in the operations and marketing efforts of the firm.
Prior to joining Windrose, Rose worked at Advanced Technology Ventures as an Investor Relations Associate and Executive Assistant. Rose’s experience includes client support as well as operations support for the finance and legal teams. In addition to client and operations support, she was responsible for maintaining senior executive schedules and overseeing front office operations.
Rose graduated from Merrimack College with a joint degree in Business Administration and Spanish. She also served as Captain of the women’s volleyball team.
Jennifer works closely with the CIO and senior investment analysts to research managers and conduct due diligence on investment opportunities. She is also involved in building asset allocation and transition plans, performing data and scenario analysis.
Prior to joining Windrose in 2013, Jennifer worked at Spinnaker Capital LLC as a private equity analyst. She monitored existing investments in funds and companies across various industries and assisted senior members at Spinnaker to structure transactions on new and follow-on investments. Previously, Jennifer worked at large financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch and John Hancock, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.
Jennifer currently serves on the steering committee of the New England Venture Network (NEVN) and is a volunteer consultant at Main Street Partners.
Nick works closely with the CIO and senior investment analysts on asset allocation, manager research and due diligence and the implementation of investment strategies for clients. He is also involved in performing data and scenario analysis and developing client marketing material.
Prior to joining Windrose Advisors, Nick worked as a senior research analyst at Brighton House Associates, an alternative investment research firm. In this role, he worked closely with hedge funds and private equity funds on capital introduction and marketing efforts. Prior to Brighton House Associates, Nick worked at Ceres, in the Policy Program, where he worked with institutional investors and Fortune 500 businesses to address climate change and energy policy issues. Nick started his career at FCNL, a lobby firm in Washington D.C., where he focused on energy policy.
Nick received a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College and a MSc. in Comparative European Politics from Trinity College, Dublin. At Wheaton, Nick played on the varsity soccer team.
Amanda joined Windrose in 2017 as a Client Advisory Group Associate.
Prior to joining Windrose, Amanda worked as an Associate at STEER Partners, a boutique consulting firm, specializing in transaction advisory and strategic planning. There, Amanda worked on diligence and portfolio support engagements with private equity firms and growth assessments for middle market companies. Previously, Amanda worked as an Analyst Intern at Brook Venture Partners.
Amanda graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College, majoring in both Economics and Spanish, with a minor in finance.
Peter recently retired from his post as Managing Director and the Chief Risk Officer of D.E. Shaw & Company. Previously, he was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at AlphaSimplex Group, a investment management firm.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Bernard was the Chief Financial Officer at Risk Metrics Group, a New York-based company which specializes in risk management software and data. In 1994, he co-founded New Bond Trading, Inc., an investment management firm specializing in fixed-income arbitrage, and was president of the company until 2000.
Prior to that, Peter held various positions at J.P. Morgan & Co., where he worked for fifteen years. In 1987 and 1988, he advised the Presidential Task Force on Market Mechanisms (the “Brady Commission”) which investigated the causes of the October 1987 stock market crash.
Mr. Bernard received a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College.
Morgan is the founder and Managing Partner of Union Park Capital, a lower-middle market private equity firm focusing on the Industrial Technology markets. Prior to Union Park, Morgan was a senior General Partner, and Executive Committee member at Battery Ventures where he had spent the preceding fifteen years, achieving strong returns in both venture and buyout strategies. His career realized returns to date stand at 3x gross capital invested, with a 2400% IRR.
Mr. Jones currently serves on the boards for Industrial Physics, Nova Instruments, and Nova Metrix. He has served on multiple boards throughout his career, including companies such as Qtera, Finisar and Optium Corp. Prior to Battery Ventures, Morgan was a Captain in the US Air Force. He earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, attending on a National Science Foundation fellowship, and a BS in Engineering Science from Harvard University where he attended on a US Air Force ROTC scholarship. He resides in Boston with his wife and three children.
Marty Kelly joined Children’s Hospital Boston as Director of Investments in February 2015. He serves as a senior member of the investment office overseeing the investment assets of the endowment and pension plan.
Prior to joining Children’s Hospital Boston, Mr. Kelly was a senior member of the NYU Investment Office. At NYU, he was responsible for managing a globally diverse $3.5 billion endowment portfolio invested across a broad cross section of traditional and alternative assert classes. Mr. Kelly also contributes to the development of portfolio strategy and leads research and analysis on a variety of topics.
He joined NYU after serving as Deputy CIO and Managing Director at Constituent Capital Management, a start-up outsourced CIO firm based in Boston.
Mr. Kelly spent most of his career at MIT, where until 2012 he was a Managing Director at the MIT Investment Management Company. At MIT, he led a team responsible for the, evaluation, and selection of investment managers in the long-only marketable security and hedge fund arenas in the United States and around the world. He also concentrated on strategic asset allocation and portfolio strategy.
Mr. Kelly earned his BSBA with highest honors, from Northeastern University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.
In May 2010, Mr. Rotner joined Children’s Hospital Boston as its first Chief Investment Officer and established the organization’s investment office. He is responsible for overseeing the investment assets of the endowment and pension plan.
Prior to joining Children’s Hospital Boston, Mr. Rotner was a Managing Director in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCO). MITIMCO is responsible for the management of MIT’s investment assets. He was primarily responsible for evaluating and investing in private equity opportunities globally as well as for Asian public equity manager relationships for the MIT Endowment and the MIT Retirement Plan. These responsibilities included representing MIT’s interests on numerous advisory/valuation boards.
Mr. Rotner was also President of the MIT Private Equity Fund. The MIT Private Equity Fund invested alongside the MIT private equity program in new relationships.
Prior to joining MIT in 1992, Mr. Rotner was previously employed as a Vice President in Bank of Boston’s Corporate Finance Department and as a Lending Officer with Bank of Tokyo Trust Company.
Mr. Rotner received a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from Amherst College and a MBA from the University of Chicago.
John is Chief Investment Officer at Boston College. His primary responsibilities include the oversight and administration of the University’s $2.2 billion endowment, working capital and other invested funds, debt management, treasury operations, insurance and risk management.
Mr. Zona is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the investment committee of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus, the finance and investment committees of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), National Collegiate Athletic Association as well as other investment and risk management advisory boards.
Mr. Zona holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the Lynch Graduate School of Education at Boston College where he teaches a graduate level course in financial management. His doctoral dissertation entitled Competitive Strategy: Understanding Investment Decision-Making in Higher Education was completed in 2005. He is a CFA charterholder and licensed CPA in the state of Massachusetts.