Our History

Bill Ruane and Rick Cunniff launched the Fund in 1970 in the belief that they could outperform the stock market by investing in great businesses selling at reasonable prices and staying with them as long as they remained attractive. By doing exhaustive primary research, ignoring fads and sticking to their principles, we built up an enviable track record. Sequoia Fund remains a concentrated, long-only equity fund that invests primarily in domestic mid- and large-capitalization companies.


The six-person Investment Committee is responsible for management of Sequoia. Members of the Committee have an average tenure of 16 years with Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, and every member has been with the firm for over a decade.

*Not Pictured: Greg Alexander,
Non-Voting Member of the Investment Committee

Raffaella Cappella

Jo Ann Chiarelli

Eytan Coll

Lori Cooney

Kevin Coyne

Howard Crawford

Gisela Diaz

David Emmerich

Evans Etienne

Robert Gedicks

Wendy Goodrich

Jonathan Gross

Steve Handel

Sandy Kau

Wally Lee

Jocelyn Lockwood

Layton Osgood

Michael Papkowich

Dorothy-Ann Phillip

Elisa Pope

Bertha Romero

Jennifer Rusk Talia

Maureen Slattery

Michael Sloyer

Diana Taylor

Michael Valenti

Lawrence White


We invest for the long term, focusing on the businesses behind the stocks.

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