Investment Director

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Sam Ekis, CFA

Investment Director

Sam joined the Investment Office in April 2013 after spending eight years in the University of Pittsburgh’s Investment Office.  He works closely with Karl in all aspects of managing the UC Endowment.  At Pitt, Sam was an integral part of a team that managed a $2.9B endowment and $600M operating portfolio.  Sam played a critical role in the University’s expansion into private strategies including private equity, venture capital, real estate, energy, and timber. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, he worked for Cambridge Associates, in Arlington, VA, in a number of roles, where he monitored and analyzed the investment portfolios of foundation and endowment clients.  Sam earned a B.A. in Economics from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business. He received his CFA charter in 2007 and is a member of the CFA Institute.