Appointments, promotions made in Investment Office

by Dennis Brown

Scott Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer of the University of Notre Dame, has made appointments and promotions among five members of his senior staff in the Investment Office.

These are outstanding people who are highly professional and committed to our mission, and they will help us continue to build our reputation as a preferred investment partner worldwide,said Malpass, who leads the offices management of some $6.3 billion in endowment and other funds of the University.

Rick Buhrman and Tim Dolezal were promoted to investment director, effective July 1. Buhrman graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame in 2001, earned his master of business administration (MBA) degree at the Harvard Business School in 2005 and joined the Investment Office last summer after a year of studies at Oxford as a Frederick Sheldon Fellow.He previously worked in equity research at Fidelity Management and Research in Boston. Dolezal is a 2002 Notre Dame graduate and was valedictorian of his class.He is a chartered financial analyst and joined the Investment Office in 2002.

James Quinn was promoted to assistant director of analytics, focusing on investment performance measurement and reporting. A 1995 Notre Dame graduate and a certified public accountant, Quinn has worked at the University since 1998 and with the Investment Office since 2001.

Stephanie Miranda Pries has been appointed director of investment legal affairs, effective in late August. A graduate of Princeton University with a masters degree from Stanford University, Pries earned her law degree from Santa Clara University. She most recently served as vice president and senior legal counsel for the Managed Funds Association, a trade association representing the alternative investment industry, in Washington, D.C.

With the hiring of Pries, Malpass changed the title of Mark Krcmaric to managing director and chief operating officer. Krcmaric, a 1980 graduate of Notre Dame with an MBA/law degree from Indiana University, has been with the University since 1998 and will focus on administrative and risk management functions.
Malpass said that theincreased sophistication and complexity of our work on a global basis makes it imperative to have someone with Marks experience dedicated to these functions.

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