Nick was born and raised in the Bay Area. Nick graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5% of class). He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Nick is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm that works with premier institutional investors and family offices to manage custom investment portfolios that aim to generate out-performance so they can maximize their impact on the world. Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2019, Nick was a founding team member at the Berkeley Endowment Management Company (BEMCO). Nick joined BEMCO in 2010 as its first Director of Investments where he helped manage the investment of approximately $2.0 billion in endowment gifts that have been given to the University of California, Berkeley Foundation. In his role as Director of Investments, Nick was responsible for the identification, screening, assessment, and monitoring of external investment managers across a wide variety of asset classes including global equities, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, natural resources, and real estate. For the eight years prior to joining BEMCO, Nick worked at Ironwood Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar fund of hedge funds, where he most recently served as a Managing Director, head of the research department, and as a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Nick began his career as an analyst in the real estate investment banking group at Banc of America Securities.
Nick lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters. In their free time, the Werner family loves being outdoors, particularly skiing in Lake Tahoe, and playing golf.