Mr. Varner joined the University's Investment Office in January 2015. As Associate Director of Investments, he contributes to all aspects of the management of the University's endowment and operating investments which includes structuring portfolio asset allocation as well as conducting research on financial markets, asset classes, and individual investment opportunities. Prior to joining Bucknell, he held the title of Portfolio Manager with Aris Wealth Services where he served on the firm's Investment Committee. Derek graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh, and a volunteer for CFA Institute.