J. Jeffrey Assaf is a senior managing director and the chief investment officer of ICG as well as the chairman of the firm's investment committee. In addition to his responsibilities in setting the firm's strategic direction and managing client relationships, Mr. Assaf supervises portfolio construction and modeling. Prior to ICG, Mr. Assaf was a senior managing director of Bear Stearns and the head of the Investment Consulting Group from 1996 through 2008. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Assaf was a senior vice president and department head for the Oppenheimer Consulting Group. He graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BA in psychology and received his MBA, with an emphasis in finance, from the University of Southern California. Mr. Assaf is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), a designation awarded by the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Mr. Assaf serves on the Boards of Directors for several non-profit organizations.