Kristi Craig is Chief Investment Officer at the National Geographic Society, overseeing a $1.4 billion endowment. Working closely with the Society’s Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, she leads the effort to build a differentiated and successful investment portfolio that will contribute to the Society’s growth and mission.
Previously, she was Director of Private Investments for Georgetown University’s Endowment, currently valued at $2.6 billion. In this role, she was responsible for the private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and energy portfolios. Kristi also led business development for the Small Business Investor Alliance, an organization of lower-middle market private equity funds and investors. She served as Senior Investment Officer in the Investment Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she was responsible for due diligence and review of private equity and mezzanine funds on behalf of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program, a public-private investment fund with $9 billion under management. She is a regular contributor to industry panels and is a highly sought-after industry thought leader.
Kristi earned a BA in economics from Georgetown University and is a CFA Charterholder. She believes strongly in the Rebalance mission of providing world-class service at an accessible price. She is passionate about investing literacy and is a champion of enhancing equality of opportunity in the investment management field and democratizing investment management.