Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Mayo Center - People


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. 


Rodney Sullivan

Executive Director for the Mayo Center of Asset Management


Pedro Matos

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

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Elena Loutskina

Professor of Business Administration, Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration, Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

  • Staff

    Caitlin Boyer
    Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives
    Caitlin Boyer joined the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management in September 2022. Prior to joining the Mayo Center, Caitlin worked as an Academic Operations Coordinator at Darden, starting in 2018. She provides ongoing support and leadership for the implementation and development of strategic initiatives with the goal of furthering Darden’s presence and stature in the venture capital, private equity, and real estate industries, as well as other areas across asset management. Caitlin graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Geographic Science.

    Katie Christ
    Program Manager
    Katie Christ joined the Richard A. Mayo Center in August 2023 from her previous role as an Academic Operations Coordinator at Darden. Prior to Darden, she worked at Rise Together, where she was an Assistant Director. Katie provides program management support for the Mayo Center across all initiatives and student programming. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education, Cognitive Science from UVA, and is a candidate for the Master of Education in Educational Psychology degree at UVA. In her free time, Katie enjoys walking her dog, collecting/polishing rocks, painting and puzzling.

  • Post-Docs

    Vaska Atta-Darkua
    Vaska Atta-Darkua is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the Darden School of Business. Prior to joining Darden, Vaska completed a Ph.D. in Finance at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge where she was a member of King’s College, Cambridge. Vaska also holds an M.Phil. in Finance from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in International Economics from the University of Essex in the UK. During her studies she was a visiting student at UCLA Anderson. Vaska’s research focuses on institutional investors, climate finance, and responsible investing.

    Johannes Klausmann
    Johannes Klausmann is a Research Associate at the Darden School of Business and the Mayo Center. Johannes conducts research on Climate Finance, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Empirical Corporate Finance. More specifically, he investigates the benchmark greenium in the German government bond market and studies the impact of managerial myopia on corporate green investments. Other studies include an experimental examination of socially responsible investors in a competitive trading room regarding their stated ESG preferences and personal values. Going forward, Johannes is also interested in topics beyond climate change such as financial risks related to the protection of biodiversity or water scarcity. Previously, Johannes completed his PhD in Finance at ESSEC Business School in Paris and he also holds an MSc in Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin. During his PhD training, Johannes visited the University of Texas in Austin for one year. In his free time, he likes to play tennis and volleyball. During winter, skiing is one of his passions.

  • Student Leaders