Bridgeway

The people who drive the process

Marketing and Client Service

Dick Graf

Dick Graf

Dick Graf leads Bridgeway’s Marketing and Client Service team. He began working for Bridgeway in 2015 as a consultant focusing on institutional marketing activities and consultant relationships. Before joining Bridgeway, Dick was a partner with Corinthian Cove Consulting. Dick briefly retired in 2009 after serving as CEO of Marco Consulting Group. Dick brings deep experience in the industry from 20 years with Criterion Investment Management, Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management and WestLB Asset Management managing senior level relationships with public, corporate, and Taft-Hartley plans.

Dick earned a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas.  Dick is a past president of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE) and in 2005 received AIMSE's Richard A. Lothrop Outstanding Achievement Award.  In addition, Dick is the Vice Chairman, Emeritus, of the West Point Association of Graduates. Dick chaired West Point’s endowment investment committee from 2004-2010. Dick currently sits on the President’s Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of the Cameron School of Business at the University of Saint Thomas.

TAMMIRA PHILIPPE, CFA

TAMMIRA PHILIPPE, CFA

Tammira began her career at Bridgeway in 2005. She is President and Director of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. and is a member of the firm’s 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 Marketing and Client Service from 2010 to 2016.

Tammira earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS 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

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 BBA 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

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

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 MBA and her BA 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 Groce

Tamla Wilson Groce

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 BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and was a Texas Honor Achievement Award Recipient. An ordained minister, she completed her MATM 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

Tony leads Bridgeway’s marketing 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 BBA 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.

Nii Manfoi Davies

Nii Manfoi Davies

Nii Manfoi focuses on institutional marketing analysis, competitive intelligence and client service; in addition to those roles, he assists with the development of corporate and channel marketing. Prior to joining Bridgeway, Nii Manfoi was the investment analyst for a non-profit, institutional endowment and pension plan. As one member of a two-person investment office, he worked closely in the management of over $1 billion in assets. In that role, he focused primarily on the organization’s asset allocation, liquidity positioning and relationship management, performing due diligence on existing and prospective investment managers.

Nii Manfoi earned his BA in Economics from Wheaton College (Massachusetts) in 2009. He is interested in the intersection of economics and education, specifically academic mentorship and increasing access to affordable, high-quality education for all students.