Donald Lennard is a Senior Consultant at DeMarche. He serves as a voting member of the DeMarche Manager Review Committee (MARC) and as Chairperson for DeMarche MARC Alternatives. He is also a member of the DeMarche Asset Allocation Committee, which is responsible for supporting clients on asset allocation and asset liability studies.
Prior to rejoining DeMarche in 2012, Don served as a Senior Investment Officer for Private Markets for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) where he was responsible for a portfolio exceeding $2 billion in assets. The private capital investments he oversaw and implemented during his tenure contributed to performance that resulted in the American Investment Council recognizing the KPERS portfolio as one of the top 10 pension funds, with the highest private equity returns. Mr. Lennard first joined DeMarche in 2000 as the Director of DeMarche’s manager research staff. Prior to that, he served in several positions in corporate finance at Sprint, including a Director position at Sprint’s Brazilian subsidiary Intelij. He is also an adjunct professor teaching both Finance and Operations Management courses at The University of Saint Mary.
Mr. Lennard earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Avila University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Truman State University. He holds a FINRA Series 65 Securities license.