Thruston B. Morton, III

Chief Executive Officer

Thrus is a co-founder of GEM, who served as CEO and CIO of the Duke University Management Company (“DUMAC”) from 2000-2007 where he managed a $7.7 billion portfolio and improved the peer ranking from 4th quartile to top decile during his tenure. Prior to his time at DUMAC, he held banking, portfolio manager and senior advisor roles at JP Morgan in the US and abroad. Thrus is a member of the Board of Directors of The Conservation Fund, and previously served on the Board of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF). He also served two terms on the Rockefeller Foundation's Finance & Investment Committee. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Southeast Asian History (honors) from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.