Meet the TCF Management Team

The General Partner

The General Partner for The Carpenter’s Fund will be The Carpenter’s Helpers, Inc., a Delaware corporation. The General Partner will have general responsibility for the management of the Fund’s affairs. Limited Partners will not participate in the management of the affairs of the Fund. The affairs of the General Partner are expected to be primarily managed by the Principal Officers, with additional assistance and oversight by the remaining officers and members of the Board of Directors of the General Partner. The General Partner is majority-owned by its officers and directors or by entities with respect to which one or more of such officers and/or directors have authority to vote the shares of the General Partner held by such entity.

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.

William O’Connell CPA/CGMA

William O’Connell CPA/CGMA is the Secretary of the General Partner. Mr. O’Connell is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Wisdom Over Wealth, LLC, a CPA ministry and the prime service provider to The Carpenter’s Fund. Mr. O’Connell started Wisdom Over Wealth in 2005 to serve Christian churches and ministries.

Prior to establishing Wisdom Over Wealth, Mr. O’Connell was CFO of CypressTree Investment Management, LLP (CIMCO) for five years.

Mr. O’Connell began his career as a financial executive of ITT Corp. and later was Vice President of Finance for several leading-edge technology companies. Mr. O’Connell recently completed a ten-year term as a Director of Vision Service Plan, the largest eye care provider in the United States. In his local community, Mr. O’Connell has served as Treasurer of Charis Centers, Inc., a regional Christian counseling network in Massachusetts.

Endel Liias

Endel Liias is a consultant to The Carpenter’s Fund focusing on strategy and investor relations.

Prior to working with TCF, Endel served as the director of communications at America Abroad Media (AAM), an international affairs media organization that produces high-quality journalism to promote the free exchange of ideas, foster critical thinking, and empower self-governing citizens worldwide.

Before AAM, Endel worked as senior officer at the John Templeton Foundation in charge of philanthropic outreach and partnerships. He also served as special projects coordinator and then program officer for freedom and enterprise-based solutions to poverty during his tenure at the Foundation. Endel began his career as an account manager and client adviser at the international philanthropic investment firm Geneva Global.

Having traveled to nearly 50 countries, Endel has broad experience in the areas of international affairs, international development, and impact investing. While living and working as a missionary in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Endel founded Niños con Valor (, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of disenfranchised Bolivian children.

Endel studied environmental biology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is fluent in Spanish.