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Ronna Cross

After practicing law and holding leadership positions in law firms for 18 years, Ms. Cross founded Cross Country Advisors in 2014 to bring people, companies and deals together to optimize client service and economic value.

Prior to forming Cross Country, Ms. Cross served for six years on an AmLaw 100 firm’s Global Strategic Advisors team comprised of firm leaders and former Presidential Cabinet members, Senators and Ambassadors. She developed relationships with global institutional investors while traveling the world with a former United States Treasury Secretary and his Deputy. Ms. Cross was responsible for managing their projects in the U.S., Europe, China and the Middle East, including a $9 billion infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia with a former European Prime Minister’s team, and projects in London, Madrid, Hong Kong and Shanghai for one of the largest privately owned conglomerates in China.

Her relationships with Canadian public pensions began in 2013 when she originated a $1.325 billion fund-of-funds that invested in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s (OMERS) $12.5 billion Global Strategic Investment Alliance. She has presented off-market commercial real estate and/or oil & gas investments ranging from $125 million to $1.6 billion to CPPIB, Ontario Teachers/Cadillac Fairview, OMERS/Oxford Properties, PSP and AIMCo, as well as sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and family offices.

Ms. Cross graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Business Administration. She was a Visiting Student at the University of North Carolina School of Law, received her Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law, and is certified in Strategic Negotiation Skills through Pepperdine School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and North Carolina. She holds real estate licenses in Massachusetts and Texas. She also holds the NCPERS Accredited Fiduciary (NAF) designation for possessing the key competencies critical to public pension governance as demonstrated by substantial professional experience and superior examination performance.

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