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Jasper Ridge appoints new PE partner

Jasper Ridge Partners, a firm providing customised investment solutions for families, foundations and global institutions, has appointed Greg Ruiz as a partner in its private equity practice. 

Together with Rick Hayes, Jenny Chen and Jamie Scarbrough, Ruiz will help lead the team’s deep bench of investment talent and contribute to the ongoing expansion of its co-investment and direct private equity capabilities.

Ruiz comes to Jasper Ridge Partners from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the USA’s largest pension fund, where he led the Private Equity program focused on private equity investments across a broad range of strategies and geographies. As the leading decision-maker for the largest US-based LP investor, he grew capital committed by the PE program by almost 300% during his tenure. 

He joined CalPERS from Altamont Capital Partners, where he was a Principal leading direct private equity investments, and previously worked at FFL Partners after beginning his career at Goldman Sachs. Ruiz holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

On behalf of the firm’s global clients, the 20-person private equity and venture capital team at Jasper Ridge Partners deploys over $2.5 billion per year in new investments across primary funds, co-investments, direct investments, and secondary opportunities.

Ruiz will be based in the firm’s Roseville/Sacramento, CA office.

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