Meet the TCF Board of Directors

Richard E. Omohundro, Jr., CFA

Mr. Omohundro is the President of The Carpenter’s Fund and a member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner.

Mr. Omohundro was Senior Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee for CypressTree Investment Management, LLP (CIMCO). He was a partner of CIMCO as well as a founder of former CIMCO affiliate Prospect Street Investment Management Company in 1988. He was responsible for strategic corporate direction as well as having had a senior role in investment policy for the various investment vehicles managed by CIMCO.

Prior to founding Prospect Street, he was a Managing Director of Capital Markets and a member of the Leveraged Transactions Commitment Committee at Merrill Lynch where he worked from 1978 to 1988.

Mr. Omohundro is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S.) and of the University of Virginia (M.B.A.). He is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

He is a candidate for Doctorate of Ministry in Marketplace Ministries from Gordon- Conwell Seminary, and a member of the Board of Directors for Water for the World, a Kenyan corporation providing clean water solutions in East Africa.

Andreas Widmer

Mr. Widmer is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner and Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Carpenter’s Fund.

Mr. Widmer is Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at The Catholic University of America. Previously, he was the co-founder of SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization run by entrepreneurs that promoted enterprise solutions to poverty around the world through original research, books and films.

He is the author of The Pope & The CEO: Pope John II’s Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, a book exploring leadership lessons that Widmer learned while serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Pope John Paul II, and refined during his career as a successful business executive.

Mr. Widmer is the Chairman of the board of advisors of WQOM, Bostons’ Catholic Radio station, a Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Acton Institute and an advisor to the Zermatt Summit. He also serves as an advisor to Transforming Business, a research and development project at the University of Cambridge.

He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Templeton Foundation, Global Adaptation Institute, Spring Hill Equity Partners, Karisimbi Business Partners, and Catholics Come Home. He is on the board of directors at the New Paradigm Research Fund, Virtual Research Associates and the World Youth Alliance.

Makonen Getu

Dr. Makonen Getu a member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner and member of the Advisory Board of The Carpenter’s Fund.

Dr. Getu currently serves as Vice President of International Business Development for Opportunity International, one of the leading microfinance organizations in the world, with a focus on Africa.

Of his 25 years of development experience he has spent 15 years working as Planning Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture in Ethiopia, Programme Officer for UNDP in Lesotho, Rural Development Advisor and Deputy Country Director of SIDA and World Vision, respectively, in Zambia, and Deputy Regional Director for Opportunity International in Zimbabwe.

Makonen holds a PhD in Economic History with a concentration in Development Studies from the University of Stockholm. He is currently conducting research on microfinance and private schools for the poor and aid efficiency. He has conducted numerous evaluation and feasibility studies on microfinance, health, education and community development in nearly 20 countries around the world. He has published books, pamphlets and articles on microfinance, aid, faith and development, human trafficking, and HIV/AIDS.

Jack Vetter

Mr. Vetter is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner.

He is founder and President of Vetter Healthcare Services, which has provided elder care services and nursing homes across the central United States since 1975. With over 30 centers across the Midwest, VHS has been heralded for its respect for the dignity of life and quality of care. In January 2008, Mr. Vetter was inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame, which cited Mr. Vetter as “an exceptional health care leader” with an “enduring commitment to communities and underserved areas.”

Mr. Vetter has been active with Christian organizations serving those in need around the world in such diverse activities as education, disaster relief, and clean water projects in East Africa. He is both founder and director of Christian relief and eleemosynary organizations serving the developing regions of the world. Mr. Vetter is a member of the Board of Directors of Water for the World.