Team Bios

Fresh Pond Capital's work is made possible by a team of dedicated staff from Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, and the following Fresh Pond Capital employees:

Maria Egan, MBA, Vice President and Director of Shareholder Engagement

Maria advises individuals, families, trusts, and charitable institutions by implementing investment strategies that help clients align their assets with their individual needs and values. She forms deep relationships with clients to best advise and help them reach their goals through investing, financial planning, and impact investing. She is an Investment Committee Member and Director of the Firm's shareholder engagement work. She sits as a trustee for clients while upholding the highest professional and fiduciary standards. Maria advises lawyers in trust departments using Reynders, McVeigh's macroeconomic outlook coupled with proprietary independent research to best suit each underlying trust and client's needs. She is on the Impact Investing Investment Committee where she provides research expertise in the burgeoning private impact investments space, where capital is allocated to prove that measurable social impacts can be coupled with financial returns.

Maria brings over 10 years of experience as an activist investor, relationship manager, and fundamental analysis investor. She provides financial literacy to clients and the community. Maria was featured on Bloomberg Radio speaking about Reynders, McVeigh's socially responsible investment strategy. She has testified in the City of Boston regarding the implementation of ESG investing in city pension plans. Maria is a guest lecturer for economics, impact investing and shareholder engagement college and graduate courses. She is a member of the Board of Directors at that Transformative Culture Project and a mentor to the Social Innovation Forum's social entrepreneur accelerator and nonprofit accelerators. She is on the Coastal Enterprise, Inc. advisory board. She holds a B.A. in Management from Clark University and an M.B.A. from Clark University. She holds a Certificate in Community Development Finance from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and participated in Rutgers Business School's Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program.

Maria lives with her husband and daughter, Brian and Penelope, in Boston where they are active urban dwellers. she/her

Carrie A. Endries, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director of Impact Investments

Carrie advises individuals, families, and foundations at Reynders, McVeigh. She is an Investment Committee Member and also directs the Firm's private impact investment work. Carrie brings over 20 years of experience as a researcher, teacher, and investment professional to our sustainable investment work. She graduated from Bowdoin College and earned a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University.

Dedicated to the non-profit and impact communities, Carrie is the current Board Chair at Camp Starfish, a program for emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids, and a Board Member at the innovative Jewish Studio Project. She enjoys mentoring nonprofits through the Social Innovation Forum and serves as a Professional Advisor to the Cambridge Community Foundation. She is also a member of the Boston Economic Club. Carrie lives with her family in Somerville, where they are active in supporting local food and business in their vibrant urban community.

Hazie Ghazali-Cho, M.B.A., Client Service Associate

Hazie provides client service support to Fresh Pond Capital and assists Julie McVeigh in her role as Director of Fresh Pond Capital. Before joining Reynders, McVeigh, Hazie was a Client Service Associate with The Retirement Group in San Diego, assisting Investment Advisors managing accounts of employees retiring from Fortune 500 companies and a Registered Client Associate with UBS Financial Services in Boston, supporting Financial Advisors managing high net worth clients.

Hazie earned her MBA from Northeastern University and a B.S.B.A. in International Business from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She completed her yoga teacher training from Maui Yoga Shala in Paia, Maui, and has taught yoga classes in Maui, Phoenix, and San Diego. Her background in client service and being a yoga teacher in Hawaii brings the combination of experience and peaceful alignment for working with money.

Louisa Jacquinto, Client Account Associate

Louisa supports the Fresh Pond Capital team, serving as a resource for clients interested in social impact and community investments. Louisa also provides support to the clients of Reynders, McVeigh in coordinating their impact investing.

Before joining Reynders McVeigh, Louisa spent five years at Root Cause, a purpose-driven consulting firm that works with nonprofits, foundations, school districts, and public agencies. She held a variety of roles at Root Cause, including supporting the Firm's communication and business development teams. Louisa began her work there as the project manager for the Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative, managing a large network of public and private funders working to align their investments to decrease youth violence in Boston.

Louisa is an active member of The Philanthropy Connection, an organization that inspires, teaches, and enables women of all generations to engage in collective philanthropy. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Julie McVeigh, CFA, Vice President of Reynders, McVeigh & Managing Director of Fresh Pond Capital

Julie is a co-founder and managing director of Fresh Pond Capital. Julie has worked in socially responsible investing since 1998 and has had a particular interest in sustainable agriculture; financial literacy; and social, economic, and racial justice. With these priorities, Julie leads Fresh Pond Capital working with clients to build portfolios with a social impact.

Before joining the investment field, Julie worked as a community organizer for MASSPIRG and the Sierra Club. Julie actively supports local agriculture through her work with Waltham Fields Community Farm and The Food Project. She is a Tracy Donor, a committed volunteer and an active alumna of Resource Generation (an organization working with a community of individuals who are under 35 years old and committed to using their privilege for justice), and is involved with the Slow Money Alliance building communities that invest in their local food systems.

Julie graduated summa cum laude with honors from Bowdoin College with a double major in history and women's studies.


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