Vanessa Rosenthal, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2004. Vanessa is the Chief Operating Officer for the Quantitative & Multi Asset Class Investments (QMAC) team, which operates globally in multiple Neuberger Berman offices. Within this role, Vanessa is responsible for oversight of the QMAC operating platform as well as product management for the team. Prior to assuming this role within the QMAC team, she was a Portfolio Specialist with the Quantitative Investment Group which she joined in 2008. Prior to that, she was with Lehman Brothers Absolute Return Strategies group, focusing on hedge funds, commodities, and fund of funds. Prior to joining the firm, Vanessa was a research analyst and associate director of research with commodities research company CPM Group. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Mathematics and Economics and subsequently received an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.