Brian Rodde, a Managing Director, is responsible for portfolio management and manager selection across our buyout and venture capital strategies. He also serves as the portfolio manager for Makena's private equity funds. While at Makena, Brian has led portfolio construction and manager selection activities in the private equity, venture capital, real estate, and natural resource portfolios. Given his breadth of experience across the private assets, Brian is often called on to advise Makena's global clients on the integration of private asset strategies into their portfolios. Prior to joining Makena, Brian was an Associate at SVB Capital where he evaluated private equity partnership investment opportunities. Brian earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. While earning his MBA, Brian spent a summer working in real estate private equity with Cherokee Investment Partners in Raleigh, NC and Highcross in Newbury, UK. Brian earned a BA in Economics from Stanford University.
“We favor niche specialists, accessing managers who apply operational expertise in seeking to maximize long-term value.”