NVNG Investment Advisors
Ms. Thome currently serves as a Managing Director of NVNG Investment Advisors, a newly formed firm providing private fund vehicles serving accredited investors. NVNG specializes in building portfolios of venture capital investment funds for corporations, institutes of higher education, family offices and institutional investors. In her former role of Chief Investment Officer for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Ms. Thome oversaw management of a $2.8 billion investment portfolio, managing a team of seven financial professionals. In 2017 and 2016, Thome was named the 26th and 18th most powerful institutional investor in the world by Chief Investment Officer. Investors ranked asset owners by five factors: innovation, collaboration, talent development, fund size and tenure. WARF was recognized in 2015 with an Industry Innovation Award by Chief Investment Officer Magazine specifically recognizing its risk-balanced philosophy toward investment in the Foundation category. Thome joined WARF in 2001 as the Associate Investment Director and became Chief Investment Officer in 2007. Prior to joining WARF, Thome was Assistant Portfolio Manager for a $3 billion private equity portfolio at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.
Ms. Thome also provides her time serving as a volunteer on local boards including Agrace HospiceCare’s Finance Committee, the Investment Committee of the Madison Community Foundation and the NCAA Board of Governors Finance and Audit Committee Investment Subcommittee. She is an Independent Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Madison Funds and Ultra Series Funds.
Ms. Thome earned a BBA in finance and real estate and an MS in finance from UW-Madison and is a designated Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).