John Merrill joined Makena in September of 2016 as a Managing Director focusing on endowment and foundation clients. He previously served as Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee at The Investment Fund for Foundations (“TIFF”) where he focused on managing OCIO relationships, asset allocation, and the selection and monitoring of external managers. Before joining TIFF, John was a Vice President in the Investment Services Group of Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette then Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Prior to business school, John spent five years in the Capital Markets Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers and fulfilled a two-year commitment with Teach For America in Los Angeles. John earned his MBA from the Yale School of Management and holds a BA in History with honors from Hamilton College.
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