Jane Mendillo

Jane Mendillo has over 30 years of investment management experience, and currently serves on the board of Lazard Ltd., one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, and is also a senior investment advisor for several private family offices, including the Old Mountain Private Trust Company.

Jane spent over 20 years working at the Yale Investment Office, the Harvard Management Company and then Wellesley College in various roles managing their endowments and investments. In 2008, she returned to Harvard as Chief Executive Officer of the management company, where she was responsible for the university’s approximately $37 billion global endowment and related assets for six years. Under her leadership, Harvard became the first university endowment to join the PRI, a United Nations-supported network of investors committed to promoting sustainable investments by incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making.

Jane has received many honors, including the 100 Women in Hedge Funds 2007 Leadership Award for her talent, ethics and passion, which help define the industry’s standard of excellence.” She was also named one of Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in 2008 and 2009. Jane received her bachelor of arts degree from Yale College and her master’s of business administration from the Yale School of Management.