USM Foundation

Sharcus Steen, CAIA

Interim Chief Investment Officer

Sharcus serves as the Director of Investments for the University System of Maryland Foundation, and in this role he oversees and monitors all investments for the USMF portfolio. Chief Investment Officer Magazine named Sharcus into its Class of 2021 NextGens, which highlights 25 rising stars in the institutional investing world. In 2019, Sharcus was named to Trusted Insight’s “Top 30 Investors At Next-Generation Leading Endowments.”

Sharcus’ prior experience includes serving as a Senior Investment Director for Cambridge Associates, where he worked with nonprofit clients on general investment issues such as asset allocation strategy, manager selection, and investment program evaluation.

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, he worked in consulting both at Ericsson as a senior consultant in their strategy consulting division and at Booz Allen Hamilton as an Associate. Prior to consulting, Sharcus worked at Citigroup in a variety of roles including the Investment Bank’s Treasury department, Citigroup’s Pension Fund, and in Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Sharcus earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Organization Behavior with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Psychology from Stanford University.


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Phone number: 202-296-1209

Sharcus Steen, CAIA

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