Geeta Kapadia is the New CIO of Fordham University

By Chris Glynn


Geeta Kapadia has signed on as chief investment officer with Fordham University after leaving Yale New Haven Health earlier in the summer.  


Kapadia, a chief financial analyst, had worked as associate treasurer and investment director for $5.5 billion hospital foundation Yale New Haven Health beginning in 2009. Yale New Haven Health declined to respond to Markets Group about her supposed departure in June.


Kapadia will begin working with the $1 billion university endowment August 22. Eric Wood, the prior CIO of Fordham University, had begun working with the endowment in 2011. Wood began a phased retirement a year ago and was fully retired in November 2021, said Jane Martinez, the New York school's interim director of media relations.

Kapadia is an investment professional with “diverse experience and a demonstrated commitment to service and excellence in her profession,” according to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer Martha Hirst of Fordham University.   


Prior to Yale New Haven Health, where she headed a five-person investment team, she served as senior investment consultant with Mercer Investment Consulting. She also worked as research analyst and director of marketing for Capital Metrics and Risk Solutions.


She attended the University of Chicago and gained a MS in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology.