Jennifer Dimitri and Neill Occhiogrosso, both veterans of the financial services industry, are joining the Investment Office at Johns Hopkins University. The office manages the Johns Hopkins endowment and related investment pools supporting university staff and retirees.
Dimitri, currently the chief compliance officer for the investment management company for Duke University, will serve as the managing director of investment operations for Johns Hopkins starting in mid-November. In her role, she will help lead the investment team and serve as the primary owner-operator of all investment support functions and the day-to-day operations of the office.
Occhiogrosso, who joined Johns Hopkins in early October as director of investments, will focus on the university's public and private investments across technology and consumer businesses, including venture capital and other technology-related investments.
"I am thrilled to add Jennifer and Neill to our growing team. Each brings a depth of experience and leadership in their respective areas of expertise, while aligning strongly with our shared values and culture. I look forward to their valuable contributions to our team and portfolios," says Jason Perlioni, the university's chief investment officer.
Dimitri has 15 years of leadership and management experience in the fields of compliance, operational risk management, policy development, regulatory and internal controls, and process efficiency. She previously served as associate director of compliance at DMS Offshore Investment Services in the Cayman Islands; director of investment compliance and legal affairs at UNC Management Company, Inc.; and as project manager at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is a member of 100 Women in Finance, a 15,000-member organization of women in global finance.
Occhiogrosso has 13 years of experience as a venture capital investor in both early- and growth-stage companies, investing in more than 30 companies including 2U, Gigamon, Acquia, Kenna Security, and Turbonomic. Most recently he was a partner at Costanoa Ventures, and he worked previously at Investor Growth Capital and Highland Capital Partners. Prior to his career in venture capital, Occhiogrosso worked at two enterprise software start-up companies as a software engineer and product manager. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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