William McLean, CFA

William McLean, CFA

President & Chief Investment Officer

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William McLean has 40 years of industry experience and joined Spider in the beginning of 2021. He leads the investment and firm strategy, particularly related to portfolio management and oversight of all investment decisions.

Will previously served as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northwestern University's $12 billion endowment from 2002 to 2020, working on all aspects of asset allocation, manager selection, and team development. Prior to Northwestern, he was the Senior Managing Director for Asset & Investment Management at the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and an Investment Officer for The Duke Endowment in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Will holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Davidson College. He is currently a board member for The Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. He has served on the investment advisory committees of Father Flanagan's Trust Fund, the NCAA, Davidson College, TIFF Advisory Services, Inc., Mather Lifeways, and The Mayo Clinic. Will was also on the Board of Trustees of the University of Richmond from 2012 to 2020, serving on both the Investment Committee and Spider Board of Managers.


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