Derek W. Varner joined the University's Investment Office in January 2015. As an investment analyst, he contributes to the management of the University's endowment and operating investments by conducting research on financial markets, investment strategies, asset classes, and individual investment managers. Prior to joining Bucknell, Derek held the title of portfolio manager with Aris Wealth Services in State College, Pa., where he served on the firm's Investment Committee, which was responsible for approximately $2 billion in discretionary assets. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and he is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh. He and his wife live in Lewisburg with their new daughter, who was born in November 2015.