David Kelly
Strategic Advisor

Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas from 2009 through 2017. Under his stewardship, AUM more than doubled from $67 billion to over $146 billion.

Responsible for leading the development of the Emerging Manager program, including anchoring a number of today’s most well-known private equity firm’s initial Fund I.

Founding Partner of Serra Real Estate Capital, Founding and Managing Partner of Straightline Realty Partners, and Chairman and CEO of Croesus & Co.

Board Member of the Children’s Hospital of Texas, Lead Board Director for TCW Direct Lending Fund VII, and Board Director for the Invesco INREIT.

Former Chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority, and former Director of the Texas Handicapped Accessibility Initiative and Dallas Affordable Housing Coalition.

B.A. in Economics from Harvard University, and M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.