Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Eric Doppstadt is vice president and chief investment officer of the foundation. He is responsible for managing the foundation’s investment portfolio.
Eric joined Ford in 1989 as resident counsel, working closely with the investment team. He held the position for six years, before assuming senior positions managing the foundation’s alternative investment portfolio over the next 15 years. During this time, from 2000 to 2009, he was director of Private Equity Investments, managing the foundation’s investments in private equity, venture capital, growth equity, distressed investments, and hedge funds. He was appointed to his current post in 2009.
Prior to joining the foundation, Eric practiced corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and international law with the New York firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He is a director of Arch Capital Group, Ltd., Harvard Management Company, and Makena Capital Management, LLC.
Eric received his undergraduate degree with honors in social science from the University of Chicago, studied international economics at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and received a law degree from New York University School of Law. He also holds the CFA (chartered financial analyst) designation from the CFA Institute.