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Claire Woolston Commons

Managing Director
Claire joined Campbell Lutyens in 2022 and is a member of the firm’s secondary advisory practice.

Claire's career has spanned over two decades focused on private markets investing on behalf of pension funds, endowments, families, and other institutions. Prior to joining Campbell Lutyens, Claire was COO and Head of Strategy at Palico, the leading secondary trading platform for institutional LPs. Before joining Palico, Claire was a Portfolio Manager at Brown Advisory, where she managed investment portfolios for families and endowments. Prior to this, Claire was Vice President at Wilshire Associates, where she was a senior member of the Private Markets fund of funds group.

Claire was also a Senior Consultant at New England Pension Consultants, constructing private assets portfolios on behalf of large pension funds. Previously, Claire was a member of the investment team at the Williams College endowment, with responsibility over the endowment’s private equity, real estate, and real assets portfolio. Claire started her career at Cambridge Associates, advising large endowments and families on their investment portfolios.

Claire received her BA from Yale University and earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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