Evan Jones

Manager, Investment

External address: 
280 S Mangum Street Suite 210, Duke Box 104330, Durham, NC 27701
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 104330, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 668-7498


In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Jones manages Direct investments for DUMAC, Duke University Management Company. Prior to joining DUMAC he managed Brightleaf Partners LP a long/short US equity hedge fund focused on the consumer sector. Prior to founding Brightleaf Capital, Mr. Jones founded TSI Soccer and grew the company as President/CEO and Chairman of the Board into a leader in the soccer industry. TSI Soccer sold products via direct mail catalog, retail stores, institutional sales, and e-commerce, growing sales at an average of over 100% annually from 1989 to 1997. During his tenure at TSI Soccer, the company was twice named to Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation list (1995 and 1996). In 1998 he sold the company in a multi-million dollar sale to publicly-held dELiA*s ( DLIA). Prior to founding TSI Soccer, Mr. Jones was an investment banking analyst in the M&A Group at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding, NY, NY. He received his B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Mr. Jones is a CFA charterholder