Avery Sheffield is a Managing Director and Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager of VantageRock, a long/short equity hedge fund within Rockefeller Asset Management. Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2020, she was a Portfolio Manager at MSD Capital, a private investment firm that manages the capital of Michael Dell and his family. Before MSD Capital, Ms. Sheffield spent over 6 years at Brandywine Global, where she most recently was the Portfolio Manager of the 30th Street Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund, and was also a Senior Equity Analyst on the US Large Cap Value Fund. She began her investment career as a Senior Research Associate on the US Hardlines Retail Team at Sanford Bernstein. Ms. Sheffield previously worked primarily in the wireless industry in Silicon Valley. She received a B.A. in Neuroscience from Pomona College where she graduated summa cum laude, and an M.B.A from the Wharton School where she graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5% of the class).