Prior to joining Guardian, Nick spent seven years at TIAA, where he was the Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for the General Account of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), where he oversaw portfolio strategy, asset allocation, risk-adjusted targets and Treasury functions for the $280+ billion General Account, consisting of public and private fixed income, private equity, real estate and real asset alternatives.

Earlier in his career, Nick was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company in New York. At AXA, he was responsible for asset-liability management, asset allocation and overall investment strategy for AXA Equitable’s General Account investment and pension portfolios. He worked in several areas at AXA, including investment analysis, asset liability management, credit investments, structured products and alternative investments. He held several positions including Head of Hedge Fund Investments, Chief Credit Officer and Deputy Chief Investment Officer prior to being named Chief Investment Officer.

Nick earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Information Systems from New York University’s Stern School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University.

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