Global Endowment Management (GEM) is a full-service outsourced investment office that stewards multi-asset portfolios on behalf of a select group of institutions. GEM’s work frees clients to focus on their missions, which include education, social justice and policy research, environmental preservation, and healthcare solutions. GEM team members experience stimulating challenges and opportunities for growth every day. A dedication to teamwork, integrity, and transparency creates the space for employees to be passionate and thoughtful about their work while growing as individuals. In GEM’s more-than-a-decade of existence, these tenets have proven themselves differentiators in the competitive outsourced investment space.

Working at Global Endowment Management

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GEM’s boutique size and flat organizational structure ensure that employee ideas have impact. A fulfilled GEM employee is driven, values continuous learning, and is willing to voice fresh perspectives. GEM demands excellence of its employees regardless of seniority, and employees take pride in striving to produce their very best work at all times, serving as true fiduciaries for their clients. While the work is serious and demanding, the culture is quite supportive.


GEM understands the importance of having a work-life balance and is intentional about providing its employees with flexibility to meet life’s demands and opportunities as they arise. Employees are treated as professionals and are able to flex their hours, work from alternative locations, and determine how they accomplish their work. GEM’s benefits are designed to support employees so they can be healthy, productive, and engaged.
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Culture and Service

Every employee contributes to the GEM culture by respectfully voicing opinions, asking questions, evaluating how and why things are done, and offering solutions. This level of involvement and trust is developed through bonding opportunities over shared meals, joint celebrations, and team and firm outings. Service is also a key element of GEM’s culture. Employees are presented with opportunities to serve both internally and externally. They can sign up to serve on various internal committees, such as the Community Outreach Committee or the GEM Foundation, and volunteer with local nonprofits. GEM aims to improve the local community while encouraging its employees' spirit of giving.
Kelly Barofsky

Associate, Private Equity Team

Kelly helps manage the private equity portfolio.
Torrey Feimster

Associate, Vintage Investments

Torrey works directly with the Private Investment, Operations, and Investor Services teams to oversee vintage investments. He also serves as Director of D&I Advocacy.
Sam Cannon

Director of Investment Sourcing

Sam lead the firm’s investment sourcing efforts, identifying investments that may be a good match for the portfolio.

Meet Global Endowment Management Employees

Alexandra Badgett

Analyst, Investments

Alexandra is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities across markets, researching investment themes of interest, and performing due diligence on potential fund and co-investment opportunities.

Sal Del Giudice

Principal, Investments

Sal supports portfolio construction and development of investment strategy across all asset classes. He is a member of the investment team and focuses on both strategic and tactical asset allocation.

Kelly Barofsky

Principal, Investments

Kelly helps manage GEM's investment portfolio, including private equity and venture capital investments. She is responsible for sourcing, research, selection, and ongoing investment monitoring.

Danielle McGriff

Director, Human Capital

Danielle is responsible for developing and executing human capital strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the firm.

Brandon Zeigler

Director, Impact Investments

Brandon helps lead the firm's impact platform by supporting the integration of impact considerations in client strategy, operations, communications, and the investment process.

Porter Durham

Partner, Counsel

Porter provides strategic direction for the firm and oversees its daily operations.