Investment Team

Andy Golden President

Andy became the third President of Princo in January 1995. He came to Princo from Duke Management Company where he was an Investment Director. He previously worked as a Senior Associate in the Investments Office at Yale University. Andy holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Duke University and an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Andy served as a founding member of the Investors’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the NAB Asset Corporation, a publicly-traded commercial loan workout specialist. He is a Trustee of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation and Rutgers Preparatory School. Before shifting his focus to investing, Andy was a professional photographer. A stand-up guy, Andy enjoys paddle boarding, and hopes to someday return to the pro-am shark wrestling circuit. He wishes he had time to learn golf — he wouldn’t use it to learn golf, but he wishes he had the time.

Jon Erickson Managing Director and Portfolio Strategist

Jon joined Princo in October 1998 and has been active across a broad spectrum of the Endowment. He focuses on asset allocation, investment strategy, and works across the portfolio, particularly providing senior leadership for Princo’s efforts in marketable securities (comprising the Domestic Equity, International Equity, and Independent Return portfolios). Prior to joining Princo, Jon spent almost ten years at Credit Suisse First Boston. For his last assignment, he was a Vice President in the International Private Equity Group, with responsibility for investments in Latin America. He previously worked in First Boston’s Investment Banking and Public Finance departments. Jon received a B.S. in Economics summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and he has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is originally from the Philadelphia area, and desperately clings to the faint hope of an Eagles’ Super Bowl win in his lifetime. Jon enjoys spending time with his three children, particularly participating in outdoor activities (skiing, surfing, rock climbing, cow tipping). He is a member of the Board of the Trenton Circus Squad.

Jenn Birmingham Managing Director

Jennifer joined Princo in August 2010 to lead efforts in finance and operations. Prior to Princo, Jennifer spent over eight years at Deutsche Bank Asset Management where she was a Managing Director and Global CFO of DB Advisors and Deutsche Insurance Asset Management, Americas CFO of DWS Americas and various legal entities. Prior to Deutsche Bank, she worked nearly five years at Investors Bank and Trust Company as a Senior Manager responsible for mergers/acquisitions integration, budgeting, forecasting, and regulatory reporting. Jennifer began her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where she worked in both auditing and consulting groups focusing on financial services and the healthcare industry. In 2021 Jennifer joined the Fidelity Alternatives Fund Board serving as an Independent Trustee and Audit Committee Chair. Jennifer earned a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and a certificate in accounting from Babson College. She is a CPA in Massachusetts. Jennifer is a Boston native where she was raised the last of ten children. Go Nation! She currently lives in Princeton with her husband and their three children. In her next life, Jennifer would like to be a Food Network star.

Susan Ciniglio ’09 Managing Director

Susan joined Princo full-time in August 2009 after working as a summer intern. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Economics and a certificate in Finance. Susan is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of the Quin Morton ’36 Writing Seminar Essay Prize, the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, the Junior Prize in Economics, and the Class of 1939 Scholar Award (given to the senior who, at the end of the junior year, has achieved the highest academic standing for all prior work at Princeton). After leaving Princo for geographic reasons in August 2011, Susan returned in February 2013. She earned the CFA charter in 2015 and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. When not at Princo, Susan enjoys visiting her native Florida, taking dance lessons with her husband, and winning at Trivial Pursuit.

Ted Karns Managing Director

Ted joined Princo in 2008 and today co-leads the Endowment’s private equity efforts, including investments in buyout and venture capital funds. During his tenure, he has worked across all asset classes and been active in Princo’s talent acquisition and team development. On campus, Ted regularly guest lectures on the limited partner’s role in venture capital and chairs the Westminster Foundation’s Investment Committee. Ted also is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Weybourne Limited in London. Previously, Ted advised insurance companies on their private equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. Ted holds degrees from George Washington University (BA), University of Delaware (MA), and University of Connecticut (JD), where he graduated first in his law school class. Ted is admitted to the Connecticut Bar and is a past Board Member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, a CAIA Charterholder, and a Member of the CFA Institute. Ted is originally from the Boston area and enjoys family vacations and running races for Team Princo.

Theo Kim *06 Managing Director

Theo joined Princo in August 2006 and focuses primarily on Princeton’s real assets portfolio, including real estate and natural resources. Prior to Princeton, Theo worked as a software engineer at Oracle for two years. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude from Cornell University, and a Masters in Finance degree from Princeton’s Bendheim Center. He serves on the Finance and Investment Committee of the Rita Allen Foundation. Theo earned the CFA charter in 2009. Theo enjoys golf, snowboarding, and poker, and is a 2-Dan in Kendo.

Jim Millar Managing Director

Jim joined Princo in 2008 to lead efforts in Private Equity. Prior to joining Princo, he spent over two decades in the venture capital industry investing in early-stage technology companies. Jim is a past Chairman and President of the Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance and a former Member of the NASBIC Board of Governors. He began his career as a systems engineer designing microprocessors at Texas Instruments. Jim holds a B.S. cum laude in Engineering and Applied Science with Distinction in the Major from Yale University and received an M.B.A. with Distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a frequent Guest Lecturer at Princeton University, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Princeton National Rowing Association and spends as much of his spare time as possible sculling on Carnegie Lake and rowing venues around the globe.

Amy Zhou ’08 Managing Director

Amy joined Princo in August 2008. She graduated cum laude from Princeton with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a certificate in Engineering and Management Systems, and is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. Amy is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and earned the CFA charter in 2012. She has a big sweet tooth, and compensates by climbing fourteeners in Colorado, hiking along the canal, and playing frisbee golf.

Karlos Bledsoe ’15 Senior Investment Fellow

Karlos joined Princo in August 2021 after interning the previous summer. Prior to Princo, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania earning a JD/MBA from Penn Law and The Wharton School. While at Wharton, Karlos worked with a number of venture and growth funds in sourcing, diligence, and fundraising capacities. Before Penn, he was a consultant with Trinity in Boston where he focused on product forecasting and launch strategy for biotechnology companies. Karlos is a 2015 graduate of Princeton University with an A.B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He is an avid tennis player and employs a growth mindset in believing that his backhand might one day improve. Karlos also enjoys spending time hiking, reading, and birdwatching in the outdoors.

 

 

 

Jacqueline Lis ’15 Senior Associate

Jacqueline joined Princo full-time in fall 2015, after interning the previous summer. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Economics and Certificates in Finance and Chinese Language and Culture. Jacqueline left Princo in 2018 to join McKinsey & Company as a consultant in their New York City office. While at McKinsey she worked primarily in consumer facing industries on projects ranging from growth strategy to private equity due diligences. While she valued her time at McKinsey, she sorely missed her Princo family and rejoined in summer 2020 as an Associate. Jacqueline loves getting to know people and will engage on nearly any topic of conversation. Her colleagues are grateful to have her back at Princo and even more grateful that Zoom allows them to politely put her on mute when she gets too excited. Jacqueline enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and most other outdoor activities. She doesn’t have a Pomeranian, but it would be on brand.

Allison joined Princo in August 2018 after graduating from Princeton summa cum laude with an A.B. in Politics and certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning and French Horn Performance. Allison is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching TV shows she’s already seen, and playing board games.

Rachel Lurie ’18 Associate

Rachel joined Princo in August 2018 after interning the previous summer. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 2018 with an A.B. in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and the R. W. Van de Velde Award. Rachel is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She loves playing soccer and doing anything outdoors, including hiking and wakeboarding.

Aaron Rosenblum Associate

Aaron joined Princo in August 2019, after interning the previous summer. Prior to joining Princo, he worked in the research groups at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. and New York City. He earned a B.A. in Economics and French Language from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. He is an avid—but increasingly frustrated—fan of the Green Bay Packers. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading The New Yorker.

Jonathan Haynes ’20 Director of Community

Jonathan joined Princo in 2022 to focus on deepening Princo‘s engagement with Princeton’s students, alumni, and the business community in a range of activities, including talent acquisition and sustainability initiatives. Prior to Princeton, Jonathan worked as a special advisor and ghostwriter for Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Government Affairs. They are also the co-founder of Anti-Racist Midland, a community advocacy group based in their Michigan hometown. Jonathan graduated from Princeton in 2020 with an A.B. in Politics and is a recipient of the Spirit of Princeton Award. They serve on the Education Committee of the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation. In their free time, Jonathan enjoys playing saxophone, bass, and creating collages.

Felipe joined Princo in August 2021, after interning at JPMorgan Chase the previous summer. He graduated from Princeton summa cum laude with an A.B. in Philosophy. As an undergraduate, Felipe received the Class of 1869 Prize for his thesis on the relationship between different models of belief. He was also chosen to carry First College’s gonfalon during his class’s Commencement ceremonies for his work as an RCA. In his free time, Felipe enjoys training for triathlons and rewatching Avatar (not the movie though).

Zachary joined Princo in August 2021 after interning the previous summer. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton in 2021 with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. He is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence as well as the Procter and Gamble Prize, awarded to a graduating senior for the best thesis in operations research or finance. In his free time, he enjoys sports, chess, and listening to music.

Max joined Princo in August 2021. He graduated magma cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Philosophy. For his thesis he used computational models to study the evolution of language. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, learning poker, and watching the Yankees.

Jonathan joined Princo in August 2021 after interning the previous summer. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Politics and certificate in Applications of Computing. In his free time, he enjoys visiting the used bookstore, sending letters to friends, and roller skating through town.

Celia joined Princo in August 2022 after interning the previous summer. She graduated from Princeton summa cum laude with an A.B. from the School of Public and International Affairs, where she was awarded the John A. Larkin Memorial Prize, given annually to a graduating senior for the best thesis in political economy. She also earned a certificate in Spanish, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As a student, she held leadership roles in College Democrats, The Daily Princetonian, and the Center for Jewish Life. Celia’s interests include international travel (she recently became a dual citizen of Austria), exploring public transit, and listening to policy and economics podcasts.

Oliver joined Princo in August 2022 after interning the previous summer. He graduated cum laude from Princeton in 2022 with an A.B. in Art History and a certificate in Finance. As an undergraduate, Oliver received the Irma S. Seitz Prize for his senior thesis on the financialization of the art market. In his free time, Oliver enjoys hiking, playing poker, and visiting art galleries and museums.

Lydia joined Princo in August 2022 after interning there in the summer of 2020. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Spanish and Portuguese and certificates in Linguistics and Latin American Studies. Lydia is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and the Ricardo Piglia Best Senior Thesis Prize in Spanish and Portuguese. As an undergraduate, she was an ESL teacher, Orange Key tour guide, and co-president of Princeton Spanish Debate. She spent the year following her graduation in Brazil as a recipient of the Henry R. Labouisse ‘26 Prize Fellowship. In her free time, Lydia enjoys cooking vegetarian cuisine, weightlifting, and traveling as much as she can.

Brittani joined Princo in August 2022 after interning the previous summer. She graduated from Princeton cum laude with an A.B. in the School of Public and International Affairs and a certificate in African American Studies. She is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, the R.W. Van de Velde Award, and a Peer Leadership Award.  Brittani enjoys baking and crafting.

Truth joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. She will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with an A.B. in Sociology. At Princeton, Truth is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, the student manager of Princeton’s Varsity Softball Team, a Service Focus Junior Fellow for the Education Cohort, and is on the Advising Fellow Leadership Team at Matriculate. In her free time, Truth enjoys ordering food from Doordash, binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, and riding her electric skateboard around campus.

Nathan Botton ’23 Summer Analyst

Nathan joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning and Applications of Computing. He serves as a volunteer EMT on Princeton’s First Aid & Rescue Squad and is Vice President of Chabad at Princeton. He enjoys playing backgammon and is an avid fan of Formula One.

Mindy Burton ’23 Summer Analyst

Mindy joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. She will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with an A.B. in Economics and Certificates in Political Economy and Finance. Mindy is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. At school, she serves as Head Video Editor for The Daily Princetonian, Head Tutor at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, a member of the Civic Leadership Council, and a mentor for Women in Economics and Policy. In her free time, she enjoys baking cakes, painting, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors.

Amichai Feit ’23 Summer Analyst

Amichai joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with an A.B. in Economics and Certificates in Applications of Computing and Statistics and Machine Learning. He previously spent a gap year from Princeton working at monday.com as a data analyst. He enjoys playing basketball and listening to podcasts, and he is desperate to learn how to ski.

JC Martinez ’23 Summer Analyst

JC joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with an A.B. in Economics and Certificates in Finance, Statistics and Machine Learning, and Political Economy. In school, he plays for Princeton Club Basketball, participates in the College Federal Reserve Challenge Team, and writes for the Princeton Legal Journal. He has worked as an AP and SAT tutor, a Research Assistant to a professor in Princeton’s SPIA Department, and even as a freelance magician. His hobbies include playing guitar, exercising, and watching good shows (his favorite hovers between Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones–before the last season).

Joshua Theodore ’23 Summer Analyst

Joshua joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as a certificate in Robotics and Intelligent Design. As an undergraduate, Joshua serves on the board of the Institute for Chocolate Studies.  Additionally, he tutors high school and college students across the world through a company called Princeton Tutoring. In his free time, Joshua enjoys riding his electric skateboard as well as using computer-aided design to model and fabricate modifications for it. He also likes staying active by running and improving his tennis skills on the Princeton club tennis team.

Jailany Thiaw ’23 Summer Analyst

Jailany joined Princo in 2022 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. At Princeton, he is a member of Prospect Student Ventures, the Men’s Club Soccer Team, and the Black Student Union. This past year, Jailany took a leave of absence from school to launch a startup – Connect Upskill – which helps students land early career opportunities. In his free time, Jailany follows FC Barcelona, plays electric guitar, and loves to camp.