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Institutional Contacts – North America

Management Team

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Chris Uhas, CFA

Managing Director

Head of Institutional Business Development

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Chris Uhas, CFA

Mr. Uhas joined Parametric in 2007* and is responsible for leading Parametric’s institutional business development team, working closely with investors in the United States and Canada.  Before entering the investment management industry, he was the Director of New Product Launch for Seagate Technology, based in Singapore, and also served for five years as a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the United States Navy. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota. *Reflects the year employee was hired by The Clifton Group, which was acquired by Parametric Portfolio Associates® LLC on December 31, 2012. 
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Michi McDonough, CFA, CAIA

Managing Director 

Head of Client and Consultant Relations

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Michi McDonough

Michi McDonough, CFA, CAIA

Michi is a member of Parametric’s Executive Committee and leads Parametric’s Consultant Relations and Institutional Client Relationship Management Teams. Prior to joining Parametric in 2013, she was vice president and consultant relations manager at Wellington Management. Michi earned a BA in economics from Emory University and an MBA, magna cum laude, from Babson College. A CFA charterholder, Michi is a member of the CFA Society of Boston and holds the CAIA designation.

Business Development

Consultant Relations

Client Relationship Management

Ben Lazarus, CFA

Senior Director
Business Development

Western Region

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Ben Lazarus, CFA

Ben joined the firm in 2004 (originally as an employee of the Clifton Group, which was acquired by Parametric in 2012). He is responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing institutional business development strategies in the western US. In addition, he has developed new distribution partnerships for Parametric and has presented on the use of derivatives at different industry events. From 2015 to 2016, Ben was the senior vice president of US sales at Nuveen Investments. Ben earned a BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA in marketing and strategic management from the University of Minnesota. A CFA charterholder, Ben is a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.

Jaylene Howard, CFA, CAIA

Director
Consultant Relations

Western Region

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Jaylene Howard, CFA, CAIA

Jaylene is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investment consulting firms in the western US. In her role, she partners with institutional consultants, building awareness of Parametric’s capabilities in investment management and implementation services. Prior to joining Parametric in 2018, Jaylene worked at Canterbury Consulting as a consultant providing strategic investment advice to endowments, foundations, corporations, and ultra-high-net-worth families. Before that, she worked as a consulting director at Russell Investments, where she was responsible for delivering market and economic insights and portfolio strategy advice to investment professionals and individual investors. She earned a BA in economics and history from Gonzaga University. A CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder, Jaylene is a member of the CFA Society of Seattle. Jaylene currently serves on the board of Seattle Preparatory School.

Daniel Ryan

Senior Director
Client Relationship Mgmt

Western Region

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Daniel Ryan

Dan is responsible for managing client relationships throughout the western US. Prior to joining Parametric in 2013, Dan was vice president and senior relationship manager at State Street Global Advisors. He earned a BA in history from the University of Michigan.

Bryan Sandvig

Director
Business Development

Central Region

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Bryan Sandvig

Bryan is responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing institutional business development strategies in the  central US. Prior to joining Parametric in 2017, Bryan worked at Cornerstone Capital Management as vice president of business development, where he managed institutional relationships and consultant relations. Bryan began his investment career at First Trust Portfolios as an internal consultant for exchange-traded funds and separately managed accounts in the southeast region of the United States. He earned a BA in business and economics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

William Busch

Director
Consultant Relations

Eastern Region & Canada

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William Busch

Bill is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships within the institutional investment consultant community. Prior to joining Parametric in 2015, Bill held positions at State Street Global Advisors in consultant relations and as a product analyst. Bill earned a BA in sociology and Spanish from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Jeremy Smith, CFA

Director

Client Relationship Mgmt
Central Region

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Jeremy Smith, CFA

Jeremy has led client relationship management responsibilities for Parametric’s Midwest clients. Prior to joining Parametric in May 2017, Jeremy worked for Allianz Life, leading their investment management division’s Business Development Team. During his tenure at Allianz Life, Jeremy also held positions leading the investment management division’s Variable Annuity Advisory Management Team and worked as a senior investment analyst. He earned a BA in business administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth. A CFA charterholder, Jeremy is a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.

Gregory Bauer, CFA, CAIA

Senior Director
Business Development

Southeastern Region

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Gregory Bauer, CFA, CAIA

Greg is responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing institutional business development strategies in the southeastern US. Prior to joining Parametric in 2015, Greg worked at Crawford Investment Counsel, where he was the director of institutional services, responsible for leading the institutional sales and consultant relations efforts. Prior to Crawford, Greg worked for both Callan Associates and NEPC. Greg earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A CFA charterholder, Greg is a member of the CFA Society of Atlanta and also holds a CAIA designation.

Corinne Pekoske

Associate Director 

Consultant Relations

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Corinne Pekoske

Corinne is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships within the institutional investment consultant community. Prior to joining Parametric in 2016, Corinne worked for Eaton Vance in Boston as a co-supervisor in the mutual fund operations department. She earned a BS in business administration from Northeastern University.

Jason Chalmers

Director
Client Relationship Mgmt

Eastern Region

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Jason Chalmers

Jason is based in Boston and is responsible for managing client relationships throughout the eastern United States. Prior to joining Parametric in 2014, Jason was a vice president and relationship manager at Acadian Asset Management. He earned a BS in economics at Northeastern University and an MS in finance at Boston College Carroll School of Management.

Chris Powers, CFA, CAIA

Director
Business Development

Northeastern Region & Canada

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Chris Powers, CFA, CAIA

Chris is responsible for coverage of institutional investors in the Northeast (US) and Canada. Prior to joining Parametric in 2018 Chris spent 5 years at RBC Global Asset Management as a Director on the institutional sales team covering the Northeast (US). Prior to RBC Chris spent 2.5 years at Eaton Vance. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Trinity College (CT). He is a CFA and CAIA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Boston.

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Natalie Kintop

Associate
Business Development

Eastern Regions & Canada

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Natalie Kintop

Natalie is responsible for supporting external-facing institutional sales professionals in developing, coordinating, and executing institutional business development strategies throughout the eastern US and Canada. Previously, Natalie was a member of Parametric’s Product Marketing Team, where she was responsible for creating and maintaining sales and marketing collateral across multiple channels. Prior to joining Parametric in 2017, Natalie attended the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where she earned her BA in business administration and marketing. 

Ashley Pirkl

Manager

Institutional Client Service

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Ashley Pirkl

Ashley is responsible for managing the Institutional Client Service Team that supports the distribution team members and their institutional investors. Ashley and her team design, develop, and enhance systems and team processes to ensure excellent servicing and prompt responses to investor inquiries. Previously, Ashley was a member of Parametric’s Reporting Team, where she was responsible for completing RFPs and data requests related to the firm, client accounts, and composites. Prior to joining Parametric in 2014, she earned BBA degrees in both financial markets–finance and marketing from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Haley Strandberg

Associate

Institutional Client Service

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Haley Strandberg

Haley is responsible for supporting the institutional relationship management team across Parametric’s suite of products. Haley joined Parametric in 2017 as part of the Client Relations Team, where she was responsible for account onboarding and servicing retail accounts. She later joined the institutional relationship management team in 2019. She earned a BA in business administration with a focus in finance and operations and supply chain management from the University of Washington.

Jesse Cauble

Associate
Business Development

Western Regions

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Jesse Cauble

Jesse is responsible for supporting external-facing institutional sales professionals in developing, coordinating, and executing institutional business development strategies throughout the western and central US. Previously, Jesse was a member of Parametric’s Relationship Management Team, responsible for coordination and support of Parametric’s institutional client relationships. Jesse attended Chapman University in Orange County, California, where he earned a BS in finance from the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. 
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Rose Bruchu

Coordinator

Client and Consultant Relations

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Rose Bruchu

Rose is responsible for the coordination and support of Parametric’s efforts to develop and maintain relationships with clients and consultants within the investment community. Prior to joining Parametric in 2020, Rose worked at RBC Wealth Management as an operations associate in the Alternative Investment Group. She earned a degree in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Kyle Buswell

Kyle Buswell, CFA

Associate

Institutional Client Service

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Kyle Buswell

Kyle Buswell, CFA

Kyle is responsible for supporting the Institutional Relationship Management Team across Parametric’s suite of products. Kyle joined Parametric in 2015 as part of the client relations team, where he was responsible for account onboarding and servicing. He earned a BA in international studies from the University of Washington. A CFA charterholder, Kyle is a member of the CFA Society of Seattle. 
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Kyle Kispert

Coordinator

Business Development

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Kyle Kispert

Kyle is responsible for the coordination and support of Parametric’s institutional sales professionals across the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Parametric in 2019, Kyle attended Bethel University in Minnesota, where he earned a BA in finance and marketing.
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Laura McFerrin

Coordinator

Client and Consultant Relations

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Laura McFerrin

Laura is responsible for the coordination and support of Parametric’s efforts to develop and maintain relationships with clients and consultants within the investment community. Laura joined Parametric in 2017 as a Senior Administrative Specialist supporting the CIO and investment team. She later joined the Institutional Relationship Management team in 2020. Prior to joining Parametric, she worked at Pine River Capital Management as an Administrative Assistant – Operations. She earned a BS in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

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