Tyler Edelstein Tuttle
Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Sunica Tyler Edelstein Tuttle is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Ocean Endowment Partners. Prior to founding Ocean Endowment Partners, Tyler was a Managing Director at Stanford Management Company, which invests all financial and endowment assets of Stanford University. During her tenure, Tyler served on the Portfolio Management Group of the $17 billion Merged Endowment Pool and was responsible for Stanford’s $3.5 billion global real estate and natural resources portfolio. In addition, Tyler was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Stanford’s Separate Investments Division, managing over $2 billion in endowment and quasi-endowment Funds held outside of the main endowment.
Prior to joining Stanford Management Company, Tyler provided corporate strategy, merger, and acquisition advisory services to an ultra-high net worth family office and corporate clients. Previously, she was part of the founding team of Peripheral Systems Group (later part of Guidant/Lilly), a medical device start-up company, and held positions in corporate strategy, sales, and marketing. Tyler began her career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in its mergers and acquisitions and media/telecommunications groups.
Tyler serves on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College and on the Board of Directors of Beyond12, an innovative non-profit seeking to advance college admission and college success for low income, minority and first generation students.
Tyler received a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Director, Finance and Administration
Leo Gonzalez is Director, Finance and Adminstration of Ocean Endowment Partners. He leads Ocean Endowment Partners’ client service and reporting, financial systems and infrastructure, and compliance areas. Leo partnered with Tyler at Stanford Management Company, serving as Manager of Finance and Operations for the Separate Investments Division. He previously founded Radiance Investments LLC to manage long-term portfolios for family offices and non-profit endowments. Leo also oversaw global pension assets totaling over $1 billion each as Associate Director of Pension Asset Management at Ford Motor Company and as Assistant Treasurer at PNM Resources, New Mexico’s largest publicly traded company. Leo began his career as an investment banker with JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers, advising and raising capital for corporate and government clients.
Leo is a Partner and serves on the Board of Social Venture Partners Chicago, which takes a venture capital approach to identifying and building the capacity of innovative non-profits that have the potential to make meaningful and sustainable improvements within the local community.
Leo received a BS in International Economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.