Martha Shear, Director, Commonfund
Martha is responsible for the development of asset management mandates across endowments, foundations, healthcare organizations, and public pensions in the western United States. Prior to joining in 2016, she was a Vice President at BlackRock within their Institutional iShares business. Over the five years Martha was with BlackRock, she worked as a business development officer and investment strategist focusing on endowments, foundations, and public and corporate pension plans across the central and western United States with the objective of providing multi-asset portfolio solutions addressing a complete range of investment objectives. Previously, she was a member of the Investment Industry Finance corporate banking group at ING Capital in New York and also a member of the loan syndications team at ING Capital. She began her career at Advent International in Boston. Martha earned a BA in both International Relations and History from Roanoke College.