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Valerie A. Ruddick

Valerie A. Ruddick

Managing Director California

Ms. Ruddick joined Pathway in 1996 and is a managing director in the California office. She is a co-head of the firm’s primary investment team and co-manages the Target Funds team, which is responsible for the firm’s proactive investment-origination efforts. Ms. Ruddick is responsible for investment analysis and conducting due diligence on primaries, secondaries, and co-investments; negotiating and reviewing investment vehicle documents; and client servicing. She is a member of several Pathway committees, including the firm’s Investment Committee, Portfolio Construction Committee, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ms. Ruddick also serves on the advisory boards of several private equity partnerships.

Ms. Ruddick received a BS in economics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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