John Goodreds is a senior managing director and Head of Alternative Solutions for TIAA Global Asset Management. He is based in New York. Mr. Goodreds has 27 years of investment experience.
Previously, he founded and managed TIAA’s agribusiness investment team and portfolio since its inception in 2010, including representing TIAA on numerous agribusiness boards and related board committees. He is a member of the board of directors of TIAA’s agribusiness investment affiliate, AGR Partners, and the TGAM Agribusiness Fund’s Investment Committee. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2010, he was a member of TIAA’s Alternative Investments team, focused on middle market private equity buyout funds including equity and mezzanine co-investments. Prior to the Alternatives team, John spent seven years on TIAA’s Corporate Private Placements team and two years with the High-Yield Debt team. Before he joined TIAA in 1996, Mr. Goodreds sourced and structured bank loans for middle market borrowers at National Westminster Bank.Mr. Goodreds holds a B.A. in economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School.