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Nikki Kraus, CFA

Managing Director, Global Head of Client Development

NikkikNikki oversees the building of client relationships and drives the firm’s marketing strategy. She also serves as a member of Strategic’s Board of Managers. She has more than 25 years of experience in the OCIO industry, having most recently served as Director of Institutional Business at Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., where she attracted and serviced a broad range of clients.  Before that she held various positions at SEI Investments Company working with OCIO clients.  She has extensive experience advising investment committees, to whom she is often asked to provide insights on best practices and governance. Nikki serves on the Investment Advisory Subcommittee of the John Templeton Foundation. She has also actively collaborated with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) for nearly a decade, including serving as a speaker at multiple NACUBO events. Nikki is the co-author of Endowment Management for Higher Education, a publication released by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in June 2017 and is often asked to speak at AGB events. Additionally, she has published various articles in the areas of investment committee governance and investment management. 

Nikki holds a B.A. in English and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Washington, D.C.