Office of the COO

The Office of the COO, led by Patrick O’Hara, is responsible for the management of $1.7 billion of the University’s non-TRIP assets, including the pension plans, as well as oversite of $4.5 billion of defined contribution plan assets.

Our 9-person team oversees the security of the University’s investment assets as well as technology initiatives, performance calculation and reporting. We also manage the audit activities for the University’s investments. Additionally, the COO and Manager of Investment Operations coordinate with the Risk team to co-lead the Risk Management Committee.

We take a fiduciary approach when partnering with each investment team in order to execute investment decisions, prepare valuations, and monitor the cash and liquidity positions of TRIP. This solutions-oriented method has led to the development of state-of-the-art tools, key processes, and a sound internal infrastructure, which provides a solid base for risk management and controls.

The Team

Patrick O’Hara, CFA
Chief Operating Officer
MBA, Loyola University of Chicago
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Loryn J. Mischke
Senior Manager of Investment Operations
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA, DePaul University

Emily Patel
Senior Project Manager
BBA, University of Notre Dame

Jason Sensat, CFA
Manager of Technology
BA, Rice University

Dan Boduch, CFA
Senior Portfolio Analyst
BS, University of Illinois

Michael Cameron, CFA, CIPM
Manager, Accounting and Performance Analytics
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Meredith Lawrence
Manager, Investment Operations
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BS, Bentley University

Tess Watson, CPA
Operations Analyst
BS, Indiana University

George Jekner
Senior Technical Support Specialist
BA, DePaul University