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Sharif Siddiqui

Managing Director of Investments

Sharif Siddiqui joined the Foundation in 2017. He began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co., in New York, NY, followed by an investment position at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in San Francisco.

Sharif then moved to Chicago and joined Citadel Investment Group’s global equities group. From 2006 to 2013, he was part of an eight-person team managing a $5 billion equity long/short portfolio, and he personally managed a $1 billion market-neutral long/short equity portfolio for four of those years. In 2013, Sharif founded Alpenglow Capital, a $300 million long/short equity fund focused on the financial and real estate sectors.

Sharif graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, where he played varsity soccer. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

An active outdoor enthusiast, Sharif worked for one year as an Americorps volunteer in Alaska, where he built trails in national parks with at-risk youth. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Everest where he ascended to Kala Patthar.

Sharif is also on the development council for the United States Soccer Federation, a nonprofit that governs soccer in the U.S., from promoting the game at the youth levels to driving decisions for the U.S. World Cup teams.