McKiernan will focus his efforts on cultivating new relationships as well as renewing previous client relationships in the Midwest region. McKiernan will work with mission-based nonprofit institutions and pension plans.
Prior to his return to Commonfund, McKiernan was the director of U.S. Institutional and Consultant Relationship Management at QS Investors, LLC, where he was responsible for U.S. institutional business development and consultant relations. Before QS Investors, McKiernan was with Commonfund from 2007 to 2012, and prior to that, he held institutional business development positions at Deutsche Asset Management from 2000 to 2006.
Commonfund is an independent nonprofit investment firm with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Directly or through its subsidiaries—Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset Management Company—Commonfund manages close to $25 billion for endowments, foundations and pension funds.