Board of Directors

John R. Langeler


John Langeler serves as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for NCLD. He is the managing director at Optima Fund Management LLC, privately owned hedge fund sponsor. The company was founded by D. Dixon Boardman in 1988 and is located in New York City.  In June 2000, the firm formed a strategic alliance with BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Currently, Optima is an independent firm owned approximately 75% by its employees, 15% by Mellon Global Investing Corp. and approximately 10% by a private investor.

John previously served as senior vice president and head of sales and marketing of Husic Capital Management (HCM). He is a US Marine, who fought in Vietnam; he serves on the board of the Union League Club in NYC; and he served on the board of Lesley University’s Threshold Program. John has two children, a son and a daughter. His daughter attends Hamilton College.

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Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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