North Pier Search Consulting Welcomes Industry Thought Leader Cathleen Rittereiser as Senior Consultant

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An authority on the Endowment Investment Model, Cathleen will execute OCIO and consultant search and evaluation projects for boards, investment committees, and other fiduciaries. 

North Pier is pleased to announce that Cathleen Rittereiser has joined the firm as Senior Consultant. Based in the New York Metropolitan area, Cathleen brings unparalleled experience and expertise to her role advising fiduciaries with Outsourced CIO (OCIO) and investment consultant evaluation and search projects.

A leading authority on the Endowment Investment Model and OCIO, Cathleen honed her expertise and rose to industry thought leadership as the co-author of the books Foundation and Endowment Investing and Top Hedge Fund Investors, former Executive Director of the Commonfund Institute, and founder of Uncorrelated investment forums.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at North Pier because we share a commitment to deploying our wealth of experience and expertise to advocate for our fiduciary clients,” said Cathleen. “North Pier has admirably established industry leadership by pioneering a rigorous search and evaluation process, initiating and driving industry standards, and achieving excellent results.”

“Cathleen is an accomplished authority in the endowment and foundation community, and we are thrilled that she is joining North Pier,” says Jim Scheinberg, North Pier’s Founder and Managing Partner. “I have had the privilege of knowing and collaborating with her for several years, and I am excited to add her expertise and mindset of stewardship to our team and its capabilities. Cathleen deeply understands fiduciaries’ need for trustworthy partners, quality service, and outstanding investment performance. Having her as their advocate will prove invaluable for our clients.”

North Pier’s Search Practice Leader Greg Metzger said, “Cathleen literally wrote the book on foundation and endowment investing, and she has overseen an OCIO search for an investment committee, worked for an OCIO, and educated countless fiduciaries through her writing and speaking. I look forward to collaborating with her to serve our clients and improve the institutional investment industry.”

Prior to joining North Pier, Cathleen advised and educated trustees and investment committee members and led trade association conference sessions on endowment management best practices for the Commonfund Institute. At Uncorrelated, Cathleen held educational forums and published white papers for endowment, foundation, and pension investment officers.

Cathleen has educated nonprofit fiduciaries on the endowment model, governance, and alternatives as a speaker at numerous industry conferences, including AGB, NACUBO, Council on Foundations, NBOA, SALT, Global ARC, AIMA, CAIA, JFNA, Institutional Investor, and The Investment Institute. She received an A.B. from Franklin & Marshall College and M.B.A. from NYU.

For more information regarding Cathleen Rittereiser or North Pier’s evaluation and search services, contact us at: (800) 403-7065,, or visit our website

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