Lauren West

Director, Operations

In her role as a Director of Operations for Cresset, Lauren focuses on operational efficiency, specifically for the investment side of the firm.

Most recently, Lauren served as Director of Investment Operations at Berman Capital Advisors. Prior to Berman, she spent two years on the Institutional Client Service Team with Russell Investments in New York City, focusing on clients’ strategic asset allocation and investment reviews. Prior to her time at Russell Investments, Lauren spent three years on the corporate finance team at The Home Depot, where she was responsible for managing Home Depot’s short-term investment portfolio, hedging foreign exchange exposures, and providing support and analysis on capital structure transactions. Lauren also spent two years as a Performance Analyst for LCG Associates, an institutional investment consulting firm in Atlanta.

Lauren graduated with highest honors from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts.

Lauren lives in Atlanta with her husband, Josh, and their cat, Sebastian. She is passionate about seeing the world and has visited 39 countries on six continents. When she’s not traveling, she enjoys yoga, running, and planning her next adventure to faraway lands.