Christine Kelleher Joins Avec Capital as Managing Director

Avec Capital, a New York private placement firm that works with private equity and alternative assets funds, has appointed Christine Kelleher as a managing director. Kelleher joins the firm from Georgetown University Investment Office in Washington, D.C., which oversees the management of the university’s $1.1 billion endowment and where Kelleher was a senior investment officer.


Avec Capital, announced today that Christine Kelleher has joined the firm as Managing Director. Ms. Kelleher will lead Avec Capital’s investment sourcing and evaluation, guiding the firm in anticipating institutional investors’ allocation priorities through different economic environments.

Ms. Kelleher brings nine years of institutional investing experience to Avec Capital. Since 2004, she was Senior Investment Officer at the Georgetown University Investment Office in Washington, DC, which oversees management of the university’s $1.1 billion endowment. Prior to Georgetown she worked with the Central European University/Open Society Institute in Budapest.

Avec Capital Senior Managing Director and Founder, Nina Lesavoy noted, “Christine’s experience developing and implementing alternative asset investment programs including her background in asset allocation, risk management and forensic style investment manager due diligence, will be valuable for Avec Capital and the investment managers with whom we partner. Her asset class expertise in global public and private equity, natural resources, real estate and hedge funds, is an enhancement to our team.”

Ms. Kelleher graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude with a BA in International Relations and Russian Language from Bucknell University. She also holds Master of Arts degrees in History and Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown University. She was named by aiCIO to its “Chief Investment Officer 40 [Mostly] Under 40” list in April 2012.

In addition to Ms. Kelleher, Avec Capital’s senior team includes Nina Lesavoy, Lindsay Todd and Joseph Vet. Collectively they have deep and diverse experience in investment management, fundraising and client service. Ms. Kelleher’s first-hand experience as an institutional investor understanding and investing in complex strategies managed by a diverse pool of investment managers is a significant complement to this team and a valuable resource for the Avec principals who invest individually in the funds with whom the firm partners.

Avec Capital offers securities through XT Capital Partners, LLC MEMBER: FINRA/SIPC.