Tina Surh is the Chief Investment Officer at New York University where she is responsible for the design and implementation of investment programs for the University’s $2.8 billion endowment. She also provides investment guidance to the pension and charitable gift funds associated with the University and serves as an ex officio member of the investment committee for the NYU School of Law Endowment. Ms. Surh joined NYU in early 2005 as the Director of Investments and was promoted to Deputy Chief Investment Officer in early 2008. She has led the Investment Office since mid-2009.
Prior to NYU, Ms. Surh was with the Princeton University Investment Company. While at Princeton, she focused on manager due diligence, selection and monitoring, and in particular on sourcing and evaluating new opportunities in Asia. Previously, Ms. Surh worked as a private equity investor with DCMI, a middle market buyout and growth equity investment manager. Ms. Surh began her career at Bain & Company, working with clients on strategic and operational issues across a diverse set of industries.
Ms. Surh was elected to the Tufts University Board of Trustees in 2010. Among her previous activities, she served the Investment Subcommittee at the Sesame Workshop.
Ms. Surh graduated cum laude from Tufts University in 1993 and subsequently earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. While a student at Tufts, she majored in Drama and studied Economics, and was a beneficiary of the financial aid program. She was an active designer for the Arena Theater stage productions, vocalist with the Jackson Jills, and campus tour guide.
Ms. Surh and her husband, Scott Mailhot, reside in Brooklyn with their three children, Delphine, Julian and Olivier.
Last updated: July 18, 2011