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MADISON, Wis. – Carrie Thome, Chief Investment Officer at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), has announced her retirement from WARF to pursue new opportunities at the end of June 2019.
Thome joined the organization in 2001 as the Associate Director of Investments, becoming the Chief Investment Officer in 2007. Over her 18 years at WARF, Thome helped build an award-winning investment team recognized for its innovative investment strategy with a unique approach to risk management. Thome also helped build WARF’s start-up investment program, helping tie together the organization’s new venture investment and technology transfer activities.
“WARF appreciates Carrie’s many years of service,” says Erik Iverson, WARF’s Managing Director. “We wish Carrie the very best in her future pursuits.”
“I will be forever grateful for the opportunities that WARF provided to me to build and work with a world-class investment team and engage with an incredibly accomplished Board of Trustees. The ability to serve as a Chief Investment Officer while also playing a role in the development of the local start-up ecosystem has provided an incredibly diverse, satisfying professional experience and I look forward to moving on to my next project,” says Thome.
During this transition, Alain Hung, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, is serving in the interim leadership role for WARF Investments.
WARF’s managing director and board of trustees are considering next steps in the months to come.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio of $2.7 billion as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.