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Dimensional Voices: Common Purpose

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The firm’s leaders describe how Dimensional’s focus on honesty, integrity, and continuous improvement helps create a better investment experience for clients.

Global Leadership

"Global Leadership" refers to Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (US).
David Booth
David Booth
Founder and Executive Chairman
David Booth

David Booth

Founder and Executive Chairman
“At the end of it all, it’s about implementation of the great ideas—and these ideas are much bigger than the firm.”

David Booth, a founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors in 1981, is the firm’s Executive Chairman.

David has won numerous awards for his accomplishments in applying financial theory and research to the practical world of asset management, and has written numerous articles, particularly for his pioneering work in indexing and small capitalization investing. He has served on the Investment Company Institute’s Board of Governors and the ICI’s Executive Committee.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business was named in his honor, and David also serves as a lifetime member of the school’s advisory council. David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas was also named in his honor. David funded the Booth Family Hall of Athletics in Allen Fieldhouse at KU and donated James Naismith’s original 13 rules of basketball.

The David Booth Conservation Center and Department is responsible for the preservation of The Museum of Modern Art’s collection. The Booth Family Center for Special Collections at Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library contains several archival documents related to Georgetown as well as an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and art.

David received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also holds an MS and a BA from the University of Kansas.

Boards

University of Chicago Board of Trustees
University of Kansas Endowment Association Board of Trustees
The Museum of Modern Art Board of Trustees
Becker Friedman Institute Board of Overseers

Awards and Recognition

2018 — University of Chicago Medal
2017 — Investment News Icons and Innovators Award
2016 — Institutional Investor Investment Management Lifetime Achievement Award
2016 — Forbes Money Masters: The 40 Most Powerful People in the Financial World
2012 — Financial Management Association International’s Outstanding Financial Executive
2010 — Investment News “The Power 20” in the financial services industry
1992 — Financial Analysts Journal Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence

Dave Butler
Dave Butler
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Dimensional Director
Dave Butler

Dave Butler

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Dimensional Director
“We’re helping clients deliver the best possible investor experience, and that’s been our model since day one.”

Dave Butler serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and is a Dimensional Director. He joined the firm in 1995 and was named Co-CEO in 2017. Along with Co-CEO Gerard O’Reilly, Dave guides Dimensional’s vision and strategy, inspiring innovation and growth. He is passionate about helping clients develop perspective on the markets so that they can have a better investment experience. Dave frequently interacts with professional investors and industry leaders around the globe. In the 25 years since Dave joined Dimensional, the firm has grown from roughly $10 billion in assets under management to more than $500 billion.

Prior to becoming Co-CEO, Dave led the development of Dimensional’s financial advisor business, building a global team of Regional Directors and client services professionals. Throughout his career, Dave has been closely involved in the evolving field of investment advice and the strong community of professionals redefining wealth management and enhancing the investor experience.

Dave attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a BS in marketing and finance in 1986 and an MBA in 1990. He received the CFA® designation in 1998. Dave played basketball while attending Cal and was later drafted by the Boston Celtics. In 2011, he was inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame, and in 2014, he was named to the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor. Dave was also a Rhodes Scholar candidate.

Gerard O'Reilly
Gerard K. O’Reilly
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Dimensional Director
Gerard O'Reilly

Gerard K. O’Reilly

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Dimensional Director
“The nuance and expertise is where you take knowledge and information and implement it in a real test, not in the backtest.”

Gerard O’Reilly serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and is a Dimensional Director. He was named Co-CEO in 2017 and has been with Dimensional since 2004. Along with Co-CEO Dave Butler, Gerard guides the firm’s vision and strategy through daily oversight of the company’s people and processes. Since joining the firm, Gerard has been instrumental in the evolution of Dimensional’s systematic approach to creating and implementing investment solutions. He was formerly Head of Research, managing the firm’s rigorous, scientific approach to interpreting, testing, and applying research in portfolios. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Research Committee and a member of the Investment Committee, which oversees portfolio and account management.

Prior to joining Dimensional, Gerard obtained his PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He holds a master of science degree in high performance computing from Trinity College Dublin in his native country of Ireland, where he also received a first class honors degree in theoretical physics and was a recipient of the Foundation Scholarship.

Steve Clark
Stephen A. Clark
President, Dimensional International
Steve Clark

Stephen A. Clark

President, Dimensional International
“Once you understand the way we invest money at Dimensional, it’s very hard to go do it somewhere else. If you truly believe in what we do, there’s just no other place like this.”

Stephen A. Clark is the President of Dimensional International. Steve is also a member of Dimensional’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

Steve began his career at Dimensional as a US Equity Portfolio Manager in 2001 and has over 20 years of financial industry experience working with investment, research, and sales professionals as well as a variety of asset owners. He led the Institutional Services team until the end of 2018. Prior to joining the Institutional team in 2012, he led the Global Portfolio Management team. Steve’s current role focuses on ensuring consistent solutions are delivered to our clients around the world. He works closely with the Investment team to implement new, research-driven products and is a prominent influence on key business decisions and firmwide advancements.

Prior to Dimensional, Steve began his financial career in 1997 at John Nuveen & Company, where he was involved in structuring mergers and acquisitions for the company's health care services division. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from Bradley University.

Lisa Dallmer
Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Dallmer

Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Dallmer is an experienced, customer-centric technology leader in financial services with a proven track record of operationalizing strategy and commercializing growth. She brings extensive experience working with CEOs, sales, and product development teams to reach new markets.

Prior to joining Dimensional, Lisa was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at BlackRock’s Global Technology and Operations Group, where she led operating model strategy, operationalized platform technology, and drove tech-enabled transformations. She also served as Chief Operating Officer at NYSE Euronext in Paris, leading the commercial model for the technology and trading markets.

In 2011 and 2013, Lisa was recognized among Financial News’ 100 Most Influential Women in Finance for driving change across Europe’s financial services industry. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Miami University, and she received additional training at the London School of Economics.

Aaron Marcus
Head of Global Human Resources

Aaron Marcus

Head of Global Human Resources

Aaron Marcus, Head of Global Human Resources, leads the recruiting, development, and reward of Dimensional employees across the firm's offices worldwide. Aaron is also the Head of our Charlotte office. Since joining Dimensional in 2008, Aaron has grown the Human Resources department from a service provider to business driver, evolving its benefits and support, employee training opportunities, hiring strategy, and people-related systems and policies in support of Dimensional's business objectives.

Prior to Dimensional, Aaron spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in New York, London, and Hong Kong. In his last role at Goldman, he oversaw the company’s worldwide hiring. He also managed campus recruiting globally as well as the global HR practice for the sales and trading divisions of the firm. Aaron began his Goldman career in commodity operations. He holds a BA in Judaic studies from Brown University.

Catherine Newell
Catherine L. Newell
General Counsel
Catherine Newell

Catherine L. Newell

General Counsel

Catherine Newell serves as General Counsel for Dimensional, supervising the legal work of Dimensional and its subsidiaries and funds. In this role, she oversees the preparation of new product and corporate governance materials, business contracts, and other legal and regulatory matters, and heads up the firm’s Global Legal team. In addition, Catherine serves on Dimensional’s seven-person Executive Committee in the role of Chief of Staff. Prior to joining Dimensional in 1996, she was an associate in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, practicing in the areas of corporate finance and investment management law. 

Catherine earned a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law in 1989, where she served on the UCLA Law Review, and a bachelor of arts in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1986.

Selwyn Notelovitz
Selwyn Notelovitz
Global Chief Compliance Officer
Selwyn Notelovitz

Selwyn Notelovitz

Global Chief Compliance Officer

Global Chief Compliance Officer Selwyn Notelovitz is Chief Compliance Officer for Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. He oversees all compliance matters for the firm and its subsidiaries. Selwyn also oversees the firm’s Global Risk Management program and serves as Head of Office for Dimensional Ireland Limited in Dublin, where he is based.

Selwyn has more than 30 years of experience in the asset management industry. Before assuming his current role, he was Dimensional’s Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, serving as the principal compliance officer for Portfolio Management, Trading, and other investment-related compliance support, and overseeing Dimensional’s EMEA compliance as well as the firm’s Code of Ethics programs.

Prior to joining Dimensional in 2012, he was global chief compliance officer at Wellington Management Company LLP. He previously served as global chief compliance officer at Charles Schwab and chief compliance officer and senior vice president of global corporate and investment banking for Bank of America. In addition, Selwyn was a branch chief at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. Selwyn received law degrees from Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Florida, where he also completed his bachelor’s degree. He is a member of the Florida and Virginia bars and holds Series 7 and 24 licenses with FINRA.

Global Affiliates

These entities are Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd., DFA Australia Limited, Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC, Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd., Dimensional Ireland Limited, Dimensional Japan Ltd., and Dimensional Hong Kong Limited.
John Alkire
John R. Alkire
Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Japan Ltd. (Japan)
John Alkire

John R. Alkire

Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Japan Ltd. (Japan)

John Alkire is Chief Executive Officer of Dimensional Japan Ltd. and serves as the head of Dimensional’s Japan operations. John was appointed CEO of Dimensional Japan in November 2012 and began his tenure in January 2013. Prior to his appointment, John was a consultant to Dimensional, assisting the firm in its expansion in Asia.

John has more than 35 years of securities investment experience. Previously, he served as president and chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment Trust Management Co., Ltd. (MSAITM) in Tokyo, where he oversaw approximately $45 billion in institutional assets. John joined Morgan Stanley in 1981 as head of institutional equity for Asia in New York and established MSAITM, later renamed Morgan Stanley Investment Management (Japan), in Japan in 1995. In 1996, MSAITM was selected by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (then called Nempuku) as one of the first three investment managers to manage its assets.

John’s relationship with Dimensional began in the late 1980s. He first worked with Dimensional founder David Booth in 1985, and while at Morgan Stanley, he helped launch a Japanese small company strategy for Dimensional in 1986.

John was the first non-Japanese vice chairman of the Japanese Securities Investment Advisors Association, from 1998 to 2000. He was born and raised in Japan, speaks fluent Japanese, and graduated from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Glenn Crane
Glenn Crane
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DFA Australia Limited (Australia)
Glenn Crane

Glenn Crane

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DFA Australia Limited (Australia)
“Drawing on our philosophy, implementation and experience, our purpose is to build solutions that help people meet their goals”.

J. Glenn Crane is a founding director of DFA Australia Limited and was responsible for establishing the business in 1994. He is Chairman of the board of directors and the Compliance Committee.

Glenn has extensive experience in all aspects of the financial services sector. In addition to his role at Dimensional, he is chairman of Ceanet Pty Limited and Inlogik Group Pty Limited and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Glenn received his BComm and LLB from the University of New South Wales and practiced law for five years before moving into the commercial environment.

Nathan Lacaze
Nathan Lacaze
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (UK), Head of EMEA Portfolio Management
Nathan Lacaze

Nathan Lacaze

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (UK), Head of EMEA Portfolio Management

Nathan Lacaze is Co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (DFAL). In addition to his Co-CEO responsibilities, he is Head of EMEA Portfolio Management, a director of DFAL, a member of DFAL’s investment and management committees and on the Board of Directors of Dimensional Funds PLC and Dimensional Funds II PLC (Irish UCITS managed by DFAL). In his role as Head of EMEA Portfolio Management, Nathan oversees the management of existing portfolios and helps design and implement new strategies. He also takes an active role with clients.

Nathan joined Dimensional as a trading assistant in 2004 and received a bachelor of chemical engineering and a bachelor of commerce, with majors in finance and economics, from the University of Sydney. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a CFA® charterholder.

John Romiza
John Romiza
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (UK)
John Romiza

John Romiza

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (UK)
"I believe that investors are looking for a sound, consistent investment experience. Dimensional has a long track record of helping investors achieve that."

John Romiza is Co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (Dimensional UK). As Co-CEO, he focuses on Dimensional’s client service and sales activity in the EMEA region. In addition to his Co-CEO responsibilities, he is a Director of Dimensional UK and Dimensional Ireland Limited (Irish UCITS management company affiliated with Dimensional UK) and is a member of Dimensional UK’s investment and management committees. He chairs the Board of Directors of Dimensional Funds plc and Dimensional Funds II plc (Irish UCITS managed by Dimensional UK). John joined Dimensional in 2008 as Head of International Trading.

Prior to joining Dimensional, John served as senior vice president and director of European trading for Franklin Templeton. During his eight years with Franklin, John built the firm’s European trading operation; his responsibilities included full oversight of all EMEA equity trading for the parent organisation. He received a BS in finance from Bentley College in Boston.

Joel Kim
Chief Executive Officer, Asia ex Japan and Head of International Fixed Income

Joel Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Asia ex Japan and Head of International Fixed Income

Joel Kim is CEO of Dimensional’s Asia ex Japan business as well as a Director of Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Dimensional’s Singapore subsidiary) and a Director of Dimensional Hong Kong Limited. Based in Singapore, Joel manages Dimensional’s business interests in the region and ensures alignment with the firm’s global priorities. In partnership with local and global leadership, he oversees the development and implementation of the region’s growth strategy and day-to-day business operations. Joel represents Dimensional in client and regulatory affairs, as well as relevant industry and community events.

Joel has more than 20 years of industry experience, and he joined Dimensional in its Singapore office as a Senior Portfolio Manager in 2016. He most recently served in the firm’s London office solely as Head of International Fixed Income, overseeing fixed income portfolio management outside the US. He continues to fulfill this role from the firm’s Singapore office. Prior to joining Dimensional, he was head of Asia Pacific fixed income for BlackRock in Singapore, where he was responsible for portfolio management of fixed income strategies in the region, including Australia and Japan. Before his time at BlackRock, Joel spent nearly 14 years with ING Investment Management, where he held various fixed income portfolio management positions in Europe and Asia, lastly as head of Asian debt.

Joel has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam and is a CFA® charterholder.

Kenneth French
Kenneth French
Professor, Dartmouth College; Dimensional Director; Consultant, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
“People at Dimensional care much more about getting the right answer than defending their answer.”