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Susan Carter

Susan Carter

Lecturer in the Practice of Management

Ms. Carter is a Lecturer at the Yale School of Management, teaching a course on Private Capital and Impact Investment. She is also an independent director of the BlackRock Multi-Asset Mutual Funds and Girls Who Invest. She serves on the U.S. Advisory Board for Bridges Fund Management and the Practitioner Advisory Board of the Private Capital Research Institute. She is also an Advisor to the Finance Committee of the Altman Foundation.

After 25 years with Commonfund Capital (CCI), Ms. Carter retired from her position as CEO at the end of 2014. CCI is a global private capital solutions provider and a subsidiary of Commonfund. CCI invests in funds, secondaries, and co-investments in venture capital, private equity, and natural resources strategies. For the year 2015, Ms. Carter was a Fellow in Stanford University's Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI).

Before joining CCI in 1989, Ms. Carter was with Morgan Stanley & Co. from 1985 to 1989. Prior to that, from 1978 to 1985, she was with GE Investments. She holds an A.B. degree in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.


  • AB, Lafeyette College, 1978