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 CFA Society New York. 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. She earned the CFA charter in 2015 and is a member of the CFA Society New York. Susan’s time for hobbies has mostly disappeared since having children, but she and her husband do have an impressive streak going on the New York Times crossword (409 days and counting!).

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.

 

 

 

Shruti Patel Senior Investment Fellow

Shruti joined Princo in November 2022. Prior to joining Princo, Shruti was an investor at Stockbridge Investors and TPG Capital, where she focused on public investments, leveraged buyouts, corporate carve-outs, and take-privates. Previously, Shruti worked as an investment banker in the M&A group at Evercore in New York. Shruti is a 2016 graduate of Western University where she received an HBA from the Ivey Business School. In her free time, Shruti enjoys trying out new ice cream and pastry shops, baking, hiking, and watching stand-up comedy.

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. He graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with an A.B. in Philosophy. He was awarded the Class of 1869 Prize for writing the best thesis in moral or social philosophy in his graduating class. In his free time, he can be found training for marathons: some say he’s running away from philosophically-induced existential crises, but he likes to think he’s just really dedicated to the art of long-distance running. Although he is originally from Argentina, he sadly does not know how to tango, nor is he any good at soccer fútbol.

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 magna cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Philosophy and certificates in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. 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.

Nathan Botton ’23 Incoming Investment Analyst

Nathan will join Princo in August 2023 after interning the previous summer. 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 Incoming Investment Analyst

Mindy will join Princo in 2023 as an Analyst, after interning the previous summer. She will graduate from Princeton in May with an A.B. in Economics and certificates in Political Economy and Finance. Mindy is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. As a student, she is a statistics tutor at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, an Orange Key tour guide, and a mentor in Women in Economics and Policy. In her free time, she enjoys baking cakes, painting, hiking, and learning how to surf.

Amaia Calhoun Incoming Investment Analyst

Amaia will join Princo in 2023 as an Analyst. She will graduate from Spelman College in 2023 with a B.A. in Economics. She currently serves as the Secretary of Business & Finance for the 81st administration of Spelman’s Student Government Association. Additionally, she is an Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program Scholar, Spelman-Sloan Scholar, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Fellow, and a member of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Amaia’s hobbies include cooking and trying new recipes, taking outdoor walks, reading books for pleasure, and traveling.

Landon Chin ’23 Incoming Investment Analyst

Landon will join Princo in August 2023. He will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. At Princeton, he is involved with Business Today, the Scholars Institute Fellows Program, and Wawa United. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing board and card games, and screenwriting.

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Evelyn Doskoch ’23 Incoming Investment Analyst

Evelyn will join Princo in August 2023. She will graduate from Princeton in 2023 with an A.B. in Psychology and Certificates in Cognitive Science and Journalism. In school, she is an Education Director for The Daily Princetonian, a Peer Academic Advisor, an intern for Princeton Alumni Weekly, and the Secretary of Princeton Tower Club. In her free time, she enjoys cooking vegetarian dishes, solving crossword puzzles, and picking up short-lived hobbies.

Amichai Feit ’23 Incoming Investment Analyst

Amichai will join Princo as an Analyst in August 2023 after interning the previous summer. He will graduate from Princeton with an A.B. in Economics and certificates in Applications of Computing and Statistics and Machine Learning. He previously spent a gap year working at monday.com as a data analyst and served as president of Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, listening to podcasts, and re-watching Succession.

Kateri Espinosa ’24 Incoming Summer Investment Analyst

Kateri will join Princo in 2023 as a Summer Analyst. She will graduate from Princeton in 2024 with an A.B. in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs as well as certificates in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Portuguese Language and Culture. At Princeton, Kateri is a member of the Varsity Women’s Rugby Team, a Residential College Advisor in Mathey College and is Head Advising Fellow for Princeton’s Matriculate cohort. Her hobbies include rollerblading, hiking, and Crossfit.

Abigail Goldberg-Zelizer ’24 Incoming Summer Investment Analyst

Abigail will join Princo in 2023 as a Summer Analyst. She will graduate from Princeton in 2024 with a A.B. in History and a certificate in Journalism. At Princeton, Abigail serves as an Orange Key tour guide and the Education Chair at the Center for Jewish Life. During the pandemic, she spent a gap year working at an international news station in Tel Aviv and writing for The Hill. In her free time, Abigail loves listening to music, spin classes, and watching standup comedy.

Ryan Jenkins ’24 Incoming Summer Investment Analyst

Ryan will join Princo in 2023 as a Summer Analyst. She will graduate from Princeton in 2024 with an A.B. in Politics. On campus, she is a member of the Women’s Varsity Fencing Team and an Athlete Ally. She is also an inaugural member of the Student Steering Committee for 100 Women in Finance. While at Princeton, she has served as a squad leader, been recognized as a first team All-American and won the Ivy League individual and team saber championships. In her free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching true crime documentaries, and exploring new restaurants.

Alan Ji ’24 Incoming Summer Investment Analyst

Alan will join Princo in 2023 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2024 with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a certificate in Finance. He is a recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and a member of Tau Beta Pi. Alan likes to stay active and plays on Princeton’s Club Football and Table Tennis teams. In his free time, Alan loves skiing, is trying to get better at chess, and is a faithful fan of the San Francisco 49ers.

Cary Moore ’24 Incoming Summer Investment Analyst

Cary will be joining Princo in 2023 as a Summer Analyst. She is currently a junior at Princeton University concentrating in Art and Archaeology with a certificate in Visual Arts. On campus, Cary is a member of the Asylum Project and a SHARE peer. Cary enjoys painting, listening to music, visiting museums, being with friends, and going to the gym twice a semester. In addition to interning at Princo this summer, she will be adopting her first cat (with Shamma Pepper Fox).

Shamma Pepper Fox ’24 Incoming Summer Investment Analyst

Shamma will join Princo in 2023 as a Summer Analyst. He will graduate from Princeton in 2024 with an A.B in Philosophy and certificates in Near Eastern Studies and Values and Public Life. On campus, Shamma serves as the Vice President of the Princeton Legal Journal and as a SHARE Peer. He also works remotely for a legal non-profit, the Medical Justice Alliance. Shamma is a dedicated Lady Gaga fan, enjoys watching television, and is trying to get better at stretching after his runs.