Isabelle de Lamberterie
Isabelle de Lamberterie has been a researcher on comparative law at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris since 1969 and is now director of research emerita. She has coauthored Principes du droit européen du contrat, on contract law (2004); Dictionnaire comparé du droit d’auteur et du copyright, on intellectual property (2003); and Informatique, libertés et recherche médicale, on the protection of privacy (2001). During the 1970s and 1980s, her work addressed the regulation of new technologies: informatics in Les techniques contractuelles suscitées par l’informatique (1977), and the protection of software in La protection du logiciel: Enjeux juridiques et économiques, with Gilles Bertin (1985). More recently, her focus has been partly on digitization and the Internet, nanotechnology, and the medical sector, as well as the regulation of research, and her work has generally been conducted in partnership with researchers in other disciplines. She has taught at the University of Montpellier, University of Paris XIII, and University of Poitiers and directed about twenty doctoral theses. She has held various positions in state institutions, including member of the ethics committee of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1998–2007) and member of one of the advisory committees for the minister of research, Conseil Supérieur de la Recherche et de la Technologie (2006–2014). She currently chairs the scientific advisory committee for the program on digitization and concerted development in legal studies at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and is a member—as emeritus—of the Institut de Sciences Sociales du politique (ISP), Université Paris-Saclay/Université de Nanterre.
Anna Harvey
SSRC President (Ex Officio)
Anna Harvey is President of the Social Science Research Council; Professor of Politics, Affiliated Professor of Data Science and Law, and Director of the Public Safety Lab at New York University; and Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Expert Panel. The Public Safety Lab works with teams of social scientists and data scientists to support more effective and equitable criminal justice practices. Its projects include the Jail Data Initiative, a large-scale effort to collect and report daily individual-level jail records in over 1,300 county jails in the United States, and the Prosecutorial Reform Initiative, a collaborative effort with district attorney’s offices to develop more effective and equitable prosecutorial policies. Professor Harvey is the author of two scholarly books and a co-authored casebook on judicial decisionmaking, in addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles.
William Janeway
Executive Committee
Investment Committee - Chair
Chair
William H. Janeway is a special limited partner of Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice. Previously, he was executive vice president and director at Eberstadt Fleming. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems and O’Reilly Media. He is an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. Janeway is a cofounder and member of the board of governors of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a member of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a member of the management committee of the Cambridge-INET Institute, University of Cambridge, and a member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). He is the author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators, and the State, the substantially revised and extended new edition of the book initially published by Cambridge University Press in November 2012. Janeway received his doctorate in economics from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He was valedictorian of the class of 1965 at Princeton University.
Naomi Lamoreaux
Executive Committee
Secretary
Naomi R. Lamoreaux is Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History at Yale University, chair of the Yale Department of History, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her BA in history from SUNY Binghamton in 1972 and her PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. She taught at Brown University from 1979 to 1996 and the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1996 to 2010. She has written The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895–1904 and Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England, edited five other books, and published scores of articles on business, economic, and financial history. She also coedited the Journal of Economic History from 1992 to 1996. Lamoreaux is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as president of the Business History Conference and the Economic History Association. Her current research interests include patenting and the market for technology in the United States, the rise and decline of the Cleveland innovative region, business organizational forms and contractual freedom in the United States and Europe, and the organizational roots of the constitutional right to privacy.
Margaret Levenstein
Audit Committee
Maggie Levenstein is director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the School of Information, and adjunct professor of business economics and policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is co-director of the Michigan Federal Statistical Research Data Center, co-chair of the FSRDC Executive Committee, and associate chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She serves on the advisory boards of Computational Antitrust, OpenDP, Coordinated Access for Data, Researchers and Environments (CADRE), the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America, Databrary, and the Qualitative Data Repository. She received her PhD in economics from Yale University and BA in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Accounting for Growth: Information Systems and the Creation of the Large Corporation, as well as numerous historical and contemporary studies of competition and of innovation. Her research also examines and produces novel, non-designed data for social and economic measurement.
Sara Miller McCune
Audit Committee
Executive Committee
Sara Miller McCune is the founder (and for many recent decades executive chairman) of SAGE Publishing. McCune transferred control of the company to an independent trust in 2021, although she remains actively involved in the company’s ongoing expansion and development. McCune is also cofounder and president of the McCune Foundation, based in Ventura, California, which supports productive change through building social capital in two counties on California’s Central Coast. She was a long-serving member of both the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. McCune is a graduate of Queens College and received honorary doctorates from Queens College (CUNY), University of Sussex, University of Bath, and California State University Channel Islands. She has also been recognized as an honorary alumna of UCSB, an honorary fellow at Cardiff University and Pembroke College (Oxford University), and is a recipient of the prestigious London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award. McCune became a member of the American Philosophical Society (founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin) in 2019.
Helen Milner
Executive Committee - Chair
Investment Committee
Helen V. Milner is B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. She has written extensively on issues related to international political economy; the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy, globalization, and regionalism; and the relationship between democracy and trade policy. In addition to numerous articles, her writings include the volumes Resisting Protectionism (1988); Interests, Institutions, and Information: Domestic Politics and International Relations (1997); The Political Economy of Regionalism (coedited with Edward Mansfield, 1997); Internationalization and Domestic Politics (coedited with Robert Keohane, 1996), and Votes, Vetoes, and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements (coauthored with Edward Mansfield, 2012). Milner is currently working on issues related to globalization and development, such as the political economy of foreign aid; the “digital divide” and the global diffusion of the Internet; and the relationship between globalization and democracy. Another strand of her recent research deals with American foreign policy and the so-called grand strategy of liberal internationalism, and she is investigating the sources of public and elite preferences for engagement with the international economy in the areas of international trade, foreign aid, and immigration. Milner is president of the International Political Science Association.
Peter Nager
Audit Committee - Chair
Investment Committee
Peter Nager is a principal at the Greentech Venture Capital Investment firm Skyview Ventures. He is a former partner of the corporate advisory and investment banking firm James D. Wolfensohn Inc. Following the sale of Wolfensohn to Bankers Trust (BT), he became a partner and senior managing director at BT and assumed the same positions with Deutsche Bank upon its merger with BT. Earlier in his career, he was a lawyer at the firm Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Nager is President of the Beaver Dam Sanctuary in Westchester, NY. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Black Box Institute in Toronto, Canada. Previously, Nager served as President of Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, as Chairman of Central Park SummerStage and on the Executive Committee of the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Westchester County, NY. Nager received an A.B. (Mathematics and Economics) from Brown University and an M.B.A. and J.D. (Honors) from the University of Chicago.
Gina Neff
Gina Neff is the executive director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge and professor of Technology & Society at the University of Oxford. Her books include Venture Labor (MIT Press, 2012), Self-Tracking (MIT Press, 2016), and Human-Centered Data Science (MIT Press, 2022). Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives. Professor Neff holds a PhD in sociology from Columbia University and advises international organizations including UNESCO, the OECD, and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She chairs the International Scientific Committee of the UK’s Trusted Autonomous Systems programme and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Network for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. Her academic research has won both engineering and social sciences awards. She also led the team that won the 2021 Webby for the best educational website on the internet, for the A to Z of AI, which has reached over a million people in 17 different languages.
Melissa Nobles
Executive Committee
Melissa Nobles is Chancellor and Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nobles’s research and teaching have focused on the comparative study of racial and ethnic politics, and issues of retrospective justice. Her current research centers on constructing a database of racial killings in the American South, 1930–1954. Working closely as a faculty collaborator and advisory board member of Northeastern Law School’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice law clinic, Nobles has conducted extensive archival research, unearthing understudied and more often, unknown deaths and contributing to legal investigations. She is the author of two books, Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford University Press, 2000), The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and coeditor with Jun-Hyeok Kwak of Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia (Routledge Press, 2013). Her scholarship has also appeared in the Annual Review of Political Science, Daedalus, American Journal of Public Health, and several edited books. Nobles is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in history. She received her MA and PhD in political science from Yale University. Nobles has held fellowships at Boston University’s Institute for Race and Social Division and Harvard University’s Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study. She has served on the editorial boards of Polity, American Political Science Review, and Perspectives on Politics journals. Nobles has also been involved in faculty governance at MIT and beyond, serving as the associate chair of the MIT Faculty from 2007–2009 and vice-president of the American Political Science Association, 2013–14.
Edgar Pieterse
Professor Edgar Pieterse is founding director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town and holds the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. His research and teaching explore urban development politics, everyday culture, publics, radical social economies, responsive design, and adaptive governance systems. He publishes different kinds of text, curates exhibitions, as well as difficult conversations about pressing urban problems. He is consulting editor for Cityscapes—an international occasional magazine/platform on urbanism in the global South—and has published ten books dealing with a wide-ranging set of topics related to contemporary urbanism and place-making. Pieterse serves on various editorial boards of academic journals and research advisory boards of leading knowledge centers: Gauteng City-region Observatory (Johannesburg); Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore); LSE Cities (London); the Science Circle of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart); and Pathways to Sustainability – Utrecht University; among others. In the African context, Pieterse has been active in the growth of two key pan-African knowledge networks: Association of African Planning Schools (59 schools in 18 countries) and the African Urban Research Initiative (21 institutions in 14 countries); both are anchored in the African Centre for Cities. Current research is focused on a major exhibition—CompleXities—dealing with uncertain urban futures that will be mounted in 2022, as well as exploratory work on radical social enterprises that seeks to define alternative modalities of service delivery in African cities. Lastly, Pieterse is working on an institutional framework to promote city-level innovation ecosystems in Africa that will promote the localization of sustainable infrastructure in low-income contexts.
Walter Powell
Audit Committee
Executive Committee
Walter W. Powell (Executive Committee; Audit Committee) is the Sara Miller McCune Interim Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), the Jacks Family Professor of Education, and (by courtesy) Professor of Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science and Engineering, and Communication at Stanford University. For the 2022-23 year, he will serve as the Interim Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Prior to moving to Stanford in 1999, Powell taught at Stony Brook University, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Arizona. He has received honorary degrees from Uppsala University, Sweden; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; and Aalto University, Finland, and is a foreign member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science and The British Academy. He has served on the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council since 2000. His interests focus on the processes through which ideas and practices are transferred across organizations and the role of networks in facilitating or hindering innovation. Recent books include The Emergence of Organizations and Markets, with John Padgett (Princeton U. Press) and The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, with Patricia Bromley (Stanford U. Press).
Raka Ray
Raka Ray has a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College (1985) and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993). She is the Dean of the Social Sciences and a professor of sociology and South and Southeast Asia studies at the University of California, Berkeley. An award-winning mentor and teacher, she is the former chair of the Institute of South Asia Studies (2003–2012), the Department of Sociology (2012–2015), and the Academic Senate Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations. Ray is much in demand as a speaker on issues ranging from gender and feminist theory, postcolonial sociology, contemporary politics in the US and India, and her current project on the transformations in gender wrought by the decline of traditional fields of work for men. Ray’s publications include Fields of Protest: Women’s Movements in India (University of Minnesota Press, 1999; and in India, Kali for Women, 2000), Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics, co-edited with Mary Katzenstein (Rowman and Littlefeld, 2005), Cultures of Servitude: Modernity, Domesticity and Class in India, with Seemin Qayum (Stanford, 2009), The Handbook of Gender (OUP India, 2011), Both Elite and Everyman: The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes, coedited with Amita Baviskar (Routledge, 2011), The Social Life of Gender (Sage, 2017) coedited with Jennifer Carlson and Abigail Andrews, and many articles and op-eds.
Til Schuermann
Audit Committee
Treasurer
Til Schuermann is partner and cohead of Risk & Public Policy practice for the Americas at Oliver Wyman. He advises private and public sector clients on stress testing, enterprise-wide risk management, model risk management, climate risk and governance including board effectiveness. He previously served as senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he held numerous positions, including head of Financial Intermediation in Research and head of Credit Risk in Bank Supervision. Schuermann started his career at Bell Labs. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable, serves on the advisory boards of the NYU Courant Institute Mathematical Finance program and NYU Stern’s Volatility Risk Institute, and is on the FRM exam committee for the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research and the Journal of Risk, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions. Schuermann has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joseph Schull
Investment Committee
Joseph is the founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Corten Capital and a longstanding investor in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, across early stage, development capital and leveraged buyout investments. Having joined Warburg Pincus, one of the world’s leading private equity firms, in 1998, Joseph led the firm’s TMT group in Europe as well as its investment activities in Emerging Europe. He has led growth and buyout investments in B2B software and technology-enabled services, information services, cable broadband services and digital media. He also served as WP’s Head of Europe and was a member of the firm’s global Executive Management Group. Joseph holds a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics and was a Guy Drummond Scholar, and he received a D. Phil from Oxford University, where he was a University Lecturer during 1990-1991. He is Chair of the Investment Committee of venture philanthropy organisation Impetus Trust, a Board member of the Social Science Research Council, and a member of the International Advisory Board of McGill University. He was born in Montreal, Canada and lives in London, UK.
Miguel Urquiola
Miguel Urquiola is Dean of Social Science and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He has chaired Columbia’s Department of Economics and its Committee on the Economics of Education. He is also a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Outside Columbia, Urquiola is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and has held appointments at Cornell University, the World Bank, the Bolivian Catholic University, and the Bolivian government. Urquiola’s research is on the Economics of Education. Its focus is on understanding how schools and universities compete, and how educational markets differ from other markets economists study. He has written numerous journal articles on these issues, and a book on why American universities excel at research: Markets, Minds, and Money. Urquiola holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Swarthmore College.
Stuart Buck
Stuart Buck is senior advisor at the Social Science Research Council and executive director of the Good Science Project. As a vice president at Arnold Ventures for nine years, Stuart Buck funded renowned work showing that scientific research is often irreproducible. His work has been featured in Wired, the Economist, the New York Times, and the Atlantic, among many others. He has advised the GAO on how to improve federally funded research, consulted the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to design a conference on reproducibility, advised the John Oliver show on an episode about scientific reproducibility, and lectured at DARPA and IARPA. He has a PhD in education policy from the University of Arkansas, a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School, and bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Georgia.
Fay Cook
Fay Lomax Cook is professor emerita of human development and social policy in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy and an Institute for Policy Research faculty fellow emerita. From 2014–18, Lomax Cook served as Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and headed the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences. While at NSF, she served as co-chair for the White House National Science and Technology Council's interagency Social and Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee of the Committee on Science and as co-chair of the federal interagency committee to assess research needs related to the nation’s opioid crisis. Currently, she serves as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Academy for Social Insurance (NASI) in Washington, D.C., where she is also an elected fellow. At NASI, she is working on understanding the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on social insurance programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers Compensation and what the possible policy responses might be to those effects. She holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Chicago.
Jennifer Doleac
Jennifer Doleac is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, Director of the Justice Tech Lab, and host of the Probable Causation podcast. She is also a research fellow at IZA and a Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center. Professor Doleac is an expert on the economics of crime and discrimination, and a vocal proponent of using rigorous research to inform policy. Her research addresses topics such as DNA databases, prosecutorial reform, risk assessment algorithms, and the unintended consequences of “ban the box” policies. Professor Doleac’s work has been supported by several governmental and philanthropic organizations, and her research has been published in leading academic journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Economic Journal. She currently serves on the board of editors at the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Professor Doleac holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Williams College.
Anna Harvey
Anna Harvey is President of the Social Science Research Council; Professor of Politics, Affiliated Professor of Data Science and Law, and Director of the Public Safety Lab at New York University; and Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Expert Panel. The Public Safety Lab works with teams of social scientists and data scientists to support more effective and equitable criminal justice practices. Its projects include the Jail Data Initiative, a large-scale effort to collect and report daily individual-level jail records in over 1,300 county jails in the United States, and the Prosecutorial Reform Initiative, a collaborative effort with district attorney’s offices to develop more effective and equitable prosecutorial policies. Professor Harvey is the author of two scholarly books and a co-authored casebook on judicial decisionmaking, in addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Harold Kim
Harold Kim has been based in Hong Kong for the past 27 years where he manages an investment advisory firm that uses innovations in financial engineering to improve investment performance. Previously, Dr Kim served as managing director and head of the investor derivatives business for Citi Global Markets Asia. Kim originally started at Salomon Brothers (a predecessor of Citi) in 1993 and worked in a number of capacities over the course of his twenty-year career with Citi in both Hong Kong and New York. Prior to joining Salomon, he was a lecturer at Princeton University; he also taught for many years as an adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and he currently serves as the board chair for Hong Kong International School. Kim earned his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Sara Miller McCune
Sara Miller McCune is the founder (and for many recent decades executive chairman) of SAGE Publishing. McCune transferred control of the company to an independent trust in 2021, although she remains actively involved in the company’s ongoing expansion and development. McCune is also cofounder and president of the McCune Foundation, based in Ventura, California, which supports productive change through building social capital in two counties on California’s Central Coast. She was a long-serving member of both the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. McCune is a graduate of Queens College and received honorary doctorates from Queens College (CUNY), University of Sussex, University of Bath, and California State University Channel Islands. She has also been recognized as an honorary alumna of UCSB, an honorary fellow at Cardiff University and Pembroke College (Oxford University), and is a recipient of the prestigious London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award. McCune became a member of the American Philosophical Society (founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin) in 2019.
Peter Nager
Chair
Peter Nager is a principal at the Greentech Venture Capital Investment firm Skyview Ventures. He is a former partner of the corporate advisory and investment banking firm James D. Wolfensohn Inc. Following the sale of Wolfensohn to Bankers Trust (BT), he became a partner and senior managing director at BT and assumed the same positions with Deutsche Bank upon its merger with BT. Earlier in his career, he was a lawyer at the firm Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Nager is President of the Beaver Dam Sanctuary in Westchester, NY. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Black Box Institute in Toronto, Canada. Previously, Nager served as President of Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, as Chairman of Central Park SummerStage and on the Executive Committee of the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Westchester County, NY. Nager received an A.B. (Mathematics and Economics) from Brown University and an M.B.A. and J.D. (Honors) from the University of Chicago.
Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark is a philanthropist who gets stuff done. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark creates and funds networks that work to protect the country and to help people out. This includes building networks to help protect the country in the cybersecurity world, defending against disinformation warfare, and fighting online harassment; support for ethical and trustworthy journalism, particularly in underserved communities; support for veterans and military families; support for groups feeding the hungry; and support for organizations advancing women in tech and media. Newmark has not run craigslist since 2000. He retired at the end of 2018. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Newmark holds degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University.
Tony Sheldon
Tony Sheldon has been executive director of Yale School of Management's Program on Social Enterprise and lecturer in the practice of management since 2008. He teaches practicum courses on social entrepreneurship, in which student teams work with organizations in India, Brazil, and Kenya, as well as a course on social “intra-preneuship” in the Executive MBA program. Tony’s professional background is in international development. He has worked with microfinance institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, primarily in the areas of business planning, financial modeling, and social performance management. Tony has also been a consultant to several development finance networks and funders, including the Ford Foundation, the World Bank, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), ShoreBank International, and Women's World Banking. Tony holds degrees from Princeton University and the Yale School of Management.
Philip Zecher
Philip Zecher is the Chief Investment Officer for Michigan State University, overseeing its $4.2 billion endowment. Zecher was tapped to start MSU’s investment office in 2016 and under his leadership the endowment has risen to one of the top performing university endowments, leading him to be named one of the top 30 endowment CIOs by Trusted Insight magazine in 2020. Before starting MSU’s investment office, Zecher was Partner and Chief Risk Officer of the currency hedge fund, EQA Partners. Prior to joining EQA, Zecher was the co-founder in 1999 of Investor Analytics, a New York City based risk advisory firm focused on the hedge fund and fund-of-funds industry. Investor Analytics was the first risk advisory firm to provide risk analytics as software-as-a-service via the internet. Zecher has served as a company director in the US and Ireland and as a member of several non-profit boards, including the MSU Foundation, before being named MSU’s CIO. He is currently a member of the investment committee for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. In 2015, Zecher was professor of finance at the Broad College of Business at MSU. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from MSU.
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