Managing Director at Pavilion Alternative Group and Author


Albright College, Vanderbilt University MBA


  • 10+ years of experience running investment for endowments
  • 25+ years of institutional investment experience
  • Author of Endowment Management: A Practical Guide


Jay Yoder, CFA, has more than 25 years of institutional investment experience, including working as a principal and managing director in real assets, focusing on infrastructure, energy, and timber. He also ran investments for endowments at Vassar College and Smith College for more than ten years, the latter with more than $900 million in assets under management. For more than ten years, he has been managing director of real assets at Pavilion Alternative Group, leading the investment of more than $3 billion into private energy, infrastructure, timber, and other real assets funds, co-investments, and secondaries. He is the author of Endowment Management: A Practical Guide.

Earlier in his career, Jay spent seven years with an investment consulting firm. He serves on the board of trustees at Albright College, where he chairs the investment subcommittee. He also sits on the investment committee of the Winston-Salem Foundation.


Jay has a bachelor's degree in economics from Albright College and an MBA from Vanderbilt.