Jay is an accomplished practitioner of institutional capital raising, fund management, and agricultural and infrastructure investing. Prior to joining the Fund’s management and investment committees, Jay was and remains a principal at ECG, where he focuses on product development and marketing efforts. At ECG, Jay has focused on creating a platform of sustainability investment strategies in specific sectors that are impacted by resource constraints and sustainability, and on creating products linked to global capital markets. He also serves on the management committees and investment committees for ECG’s proprietary funds ACM Permanent Crops, LLC and the Wastewater Opportunity Fund, LLC, which are vertically integrated investor-operators in the primary areas of permanent crops, water, distributed energy, and anaerobic biodigesters, respectively.
Before joining Equilibrium, Jay helped form, oversee, and manage the growth of Pantheon, one of the first global private equity and real asset fund of funds. Jay was an early employee at Pantheon, starting in its London office in 1985 and cofounding the U.S. office in 1987. In this capacity, he helped supervise the firm’s rapid expansion and was instrumental in forming, managing, and investing in several very successful early pioneering strategies and funds, including Pantheon’s U.S. fund of funds and Global Secondary Fund. He also was responsible for all marketing and client service functions in North America. Jay was a long-standing member of Pantheon’s Management Committee, which had ultimate responsibility for the firm. He was an integral member of the team that grew Pantheon into a category leader. Prior to joining Pantheon, Jay was a commercial banker at The Northern Trust in its agriculture lending division.
His non-profit activities include a board position with Save the Bay, a San Francisco-based conservation organization. Jay has a BS in from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.