Bridgeway

The people who drive the process

Client Service and Marketing

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Head of Client Service and Marketing

Mark leads Bridgeway’s Client Service and Marketing team. Before joining Bridgeway, he was the Director of Institutional Sales and Relationship Management at Stralem & Company. Mark has deep experience working with institutional investors and their consultants. He brings over 30 years of client service, sales and consultant relations experience at several leading asset management firms, including AB Global and Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management.

Mark attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and earned a B.S. in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University. He is involved in charities that focus on education, hunger, and Veteran’s causes.

TAMMIRA PHILIPPE, CFA

TAMMIRA PHILIPPE, CFA

President and CEO
Head of Strategic Relationships

Tammira began her career at Bridgeway in 2005. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgeway Capital Management and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Portfolio Review and Risk Committee. As President, Tammira’s responsibilities include development and execution of the firm’s strategy, oversight of all operations, and contributing to the marketing and client service efforts. Prior to becoming President, Tammira led strategy and operations projects at Bridgeway from 2005 to 2010 and was head of Client Service and Marketing from 2010 to 2016.

Tammira earned an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Her experience prior to Bridgeway includes strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company and business development and marketing for a global satellite communications start-up. She is passionate about promoting education and social justice and volunteers with organizations focused on those missions. Tammira serves on the Texas A&M University Computer Science & Engineering Advisory Council. She previously served as a board member for the Education Foundation of Harris County, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Terry Foundation, a scholarship provider that supported Tammira's education.

Chuck Bates

Chuck Bates

Director of Advisor Relations

Chuck helps advisors serve their clients. He worked in sales for Direct Trading in Dallas and as a customer service manager at Ameritrade before joining Bridgeway in 2004.

Chuck earned his B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is involved with Navidad en el Barrio, a nonprofit in Houston that touches the lives of the less fortunate serving more than 2,000 children and families each year.

Devin Benton

Devin Benton

Director of Institutional Relations

As a member of the institutional sales team, Devin markets Bridgeway’s systematic investment strategies to investment consultants and large institutional asset owners.  Prior to Bridgeway, the vast majority of his career has been spent working with plan sponsors, foundations and endowments and investment consultants domestically.  Additionally, Devin also spent five years working with institutions, multi-national banks and large asset managers in Western Europe.  Prior to his extensive work in the financial services industry, Devin proudly served for four years on Active Duty in the US Army achieving the rank of Captain.

Devin is a graduate of Kemper Military College and the University of Missouri School of Business.  He serves as a committee member for Seeds of Africa (an educational philanthropy working in Ethiopia) and has volunteered with a number of other organizations including The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Cindy Griffin, CIPM

Cindy Griffin, CIPM

Director of Institutional Relations

Cindy focuses on Bridgeway’s institutional marketing activities and consultant relationships. Before joining Bridgeway’s marketing and client service team in 2011, she worked at Palladium Capital Management and in marketing and sales positions with WestLB Asset Management, VALIC, and other financial services companies. Cindy also worked in sales for a leading software provider to the financial services industry.

Cindy earned both her M.B.A. and her B.A. at the University of Houston. She is a CIPM certificate holder and holds Series 6 and 63 licenses. She is a co-founder of Houston PetSet, an umbrella organization dedicated to making a difference by providing grants to animal welfare organizations in the Greater Houston area. She is also a volunteer with The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, one of Houston’s leading financial literacy organizations and the only organization that focuses on teaching low income women and girls.

Tamla Wilson

Tamla Wilson

Director of Institutional Relations

Tamla focuses on Bridgeway’s efforts in the institutional investor space where she is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships. She joined Bridgeway in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries, most recently with JPMorgan Chase. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Tamla was vice president of business development responsible for expanding and managing institutional client relationships at Smith Graham & Co. Tamla’s experience also includes marketing and sales positions with AIM Investments, The Guardian, and State Farm.

Tamla received her B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and was a Texas Honor Achievement Award Recipient. An ordained minister, she completed her M.A. in Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2014. She is a board member for the Wheeler Avenue Christian Academy, Off the Field Players' Wives Association and the Opened Bible Academy. A founder of The Waiting Room infertility ministry, Tamla also mentors seminarians and leads small groups for Fuller Theological Seminary. She is honored to be a part of The University of Texas’ Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Advisory Council. Additionally, she is a member of The Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc., and supports Her Call Ministries.

Tony Ledergerber

Tony Ledergerber

Director of Marketing and Communications

Tony leads Bridgeway’s marketing and communications efforts. Before joining Bridgeway in 2006, Tony worked in marketing at Wells Capital Management, WestLB Asset Management, and Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management. He also held marketing and operations roles with Criterion Investment Management.

Tony earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University. He holds Series 6 and 63 licenses. Interested in removing barriers to learning and development for children, Tony serves on the development leadership committee for Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch. The Woodlands, Texas, nonprofit provides hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding for children with a wide range of cognitive, physical, and emotional conditions. He participated in Bridgeway’s service trips to Guatemala and El Salvador, where he helped build wells with Living Water International.

Janella Pyles

Janella Pyles

Marketing Analyst

Janella focuses on providing client and competitive data, performing market research and analysis, and supporting the firm’s business development efforts. She joins Bridgeway with extensive communications, proposal development, and contracting experience in the financial services, oil and gas, and health care services industries, having previously worked for VALIC, Chevron U.S.A., Inc., and Lubrizol.

Janella received her B.A. in Journalism (Public Relations) from California State University, Fresno and holds an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Regis University. An ordained minister, she also earned an M.Div. at the Virginia Union University School of Theology. Janella serves as a Bible teacher for Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, an instructor for the Opened Bible Academy, and leads small groups for Fuller Theological Seminary. She has previously served as a high-impact volunteer at the Star of Hope Transitional Living Center and has worked as part of Volunteer Relations with Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.