Rick Nelson is Principal at Syzygy Advisors LLC, which encompasses board, advisory board, and consulting positions in addition to private investments. Those positions include Independent Director, Transamerica Mutual Funds; and Advisory Board member, Give To The World. Previously Mr. Nelson served as Chief Investment Officer of Commonfund, the $25 billion manager-of- managers organization providing traditional, hedge fund and private equity outsourced solutions to Endowments & Foundations. From 2003 to 2009 Rick served as Vice Chairman and CIO at ING Investment Management Americas, overseeing more than 300 people and $165 billion in General Account and external client institutional and retail assets. Before then Rick oversaw $90 billion of active, fundamentally driven equity portfolios as Managing Director and Head of U.S. Equity at JP Morgan Investment Management. Rick began his career as an investor at Bankers Trust, progressing from quantitative researcher to pension consultant to Head of Passive Investments and then Head of Global Quantitative Investments Group. Rick earned an MBA at the Booth School University of Chicago, as well a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.