Meet the Team

  • The faculty and staff of the Richard A. Mayo Center work to advance the study and practice of asset management and to create a hub of thought leadership, curricular, content and program development for faculty, students, alumni and business practitioners in the field of asset management. The team is advised by the Mayo Center Advisory Group

  • Faculty

    The following faculty members are involved with the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

    Matos
    Pedro Matos

    John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration 
    Academic Director, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management 

    Allayannis
    George (Yiorgos) Allayannis

    Paul Tudor Jones II Professor of Business Administration
     

    Chaplinsky
    Susan Chaplinsky 
    Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration

    Eades
    Kenneth Eades

    Professor of Business Administration
    Former Area Coordinator, Finance; Former Academic Director of the Center for Asset Management   

    Evans
    Richard Evans

    Associate Professor of Business Administration

    Lipson
    Marc Lipson

    Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration

    Schill
    Michael Schill

    Professor of Business Administration

    Tomio
    Davide Tomio

    Assistant Professor of Business Administration


    Warnock
    Francis Warnock

    James C. Wheat, Jr. Professor of Business Administration 

    Xu
    Ting Xu
     

    Assistant Professor of Business Administration

    Staff

    George CraddockGeorge Craddock 
    Executive Director
    As executive director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, George Craddock has primary leadership and managerial responsibility for the administration and oversight of all of the center’s activities. Prior to joining Darden and the Mayo Center, George worked in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs after roles in investment and management consulting, as well as in the education and private foundation space. A Charlottesville native, George graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Classics and received his MBA from the Darden School of Business.

    Aaron FernstromAaron Fernstrom 
    Director
    Aaron Fernstrom joined the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management in March 2017. Prior to returning to Darden, Fernstrom served in the Asset Management Strategy practice at Deloitte. His engagements included long-term strategic planning, growth strategy, marketing strategy, product development, change management, organizational design, and post-merger operational integration for some of the world’s largest asset managers. He also led research initiatives in digital marketing, the disintermediation of traditional asset management, direct lending, private debt and the growth of ETFs. Prior to Deloitte, Fernstrom was a venture capitalist focused on early-stage, revolutionary science and technology companies. The cumulative net IRR generated by his venture capital projects is 57.14%. Fernstrom graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Finance and received his MBA from the Darden School of Business. 

    Jinhee KimJinhee Kim
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate 
    Jinhee Kim is a post-doctoral research associate at the Darden School of Business in the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management. Prior to coming to Darden in July 2017, Kim received her PhD in Finance at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Kim has her BBA in Business Administration from Yonsei University and her MS in Finance from Seoul National University.

    Michael YoungMichael Young 
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate  
    Michael Young is a post-doctoral research associate at the Darden school of Business in the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management. Prior to joining to Darden, Michael received his PhD in Finance from the University of Alabama. Michael is originally from Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and has his BS in Business from Longwood University and a MS in Finance from the University of Maryland. Michael’s research is focused on behavioral factors that influence individuals investment decisions.

    Kristen FisherKristen Fisher 
    Researcher
    Kristen Fisher is responsible for collaborating with program directors and faculty across three of Darden’s Centers of Excellence to produce and assist with thought leadership highlighting the research and programs of the centers. She also manages the Resilience Awards program, which recognizes successful businesses in areas with high rates of economic inequality. In addition, she coordinates the logistics for the University of Virginia Investing Conference. Before coming to Darden, Kristen worked for Albemarle County as a Project Coordinator for the Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant. There, she successfully designed and implemented a campaign to reduce drinking and driving in the area.

    Stephanie SwingStephanie Swing 
    Operations and Administrative Coordinator
    Stephanie serves across three of Darden’s Centers of Excellence. She is responsible for integrating projects, financial operations, office administration, and logistics to enhance the activities of each center. She works to promote communication among the centers and throughout the enterprise. Stephanie holds a BA in Anthropology with a Minor in Geology from East Carolina University. Prior to joining Darden, she served in a similar role in the Office of Global Affairs at her alma mater.