Whit is a Managing Director at HighVista Strategies focused on the firm’s private equity strategy and is a member of the private equity Investment Committee. He joined HighVista in 2023 as part of its acquisition of the abrdn US private markets business. Whit is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including portfolio construction and the due diligence and ongoing monitoring of existing and prospective fund commitments, co-investments, and secondaries. Prior to joining abrdn in 2016, Whit had worked at SL Capital Partners, and previously, he was an Investment Analyst at the University of Pennsylvania endowment allocating to private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund opportunities. Whit received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Villanova University.