Steven Thieme, CFA, CAIA

Director of Public Markets

Steve serves as Director of Public Markets at HighGround Advisors and manages all aspects of HighGround’s public equity and hedge fund portfolios. With 15 years of investment management experience, his background includes investment manager selection and portfolio selection across multiple asset classes. 

Prior to joining HighGround in 2022, Steve served as Senior Vice President at Fund Evaluation Group, where he led hedged and specialty equity research and constructed equity and hedge fund portfolios for nonprofit institutions. Before that, he was Investment Officer at Summer Hill Capital Partners, a family office in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Steve holds a BBA in finance from Morehead State University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®). Steve is a member of the CFA Institute, the CAIA Association, and the CFA Society Dallas/Fort Worth. He previously served on the finance committee of the Morehead State University Foundation and on the board of advisors of the Elmer R. Smith College of Business & Technology at Morehead State University.

Asset Management

Helge Rokenes, CFA, CAIA
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Kellie Morrison, CFA
Senior Director of Client Investment Solutions
Carol A. Kilman
Senior Director of Investment Analysis and Due Diligence
Philip Godfrey
Director of Private Markets
Steven Thieme, CFA, CAIA
Director of Public Markets
Peter Case, CFA, CIPM, CAIA
Director of Fixed Income and Performance Reporting
Michael Duncan
Investment Analyst
Will Francis, CPL
Minerals Management Manager
Mark Carey
Real Estate Manager