Brad Kelsheimer is vice president for finance and investments, and chief financial officer at Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Kelsheimer oversees the foundation’s investment portfolio and all other financial operations. Before joining Lumina in June 2017, Kelsheimer spent more than 20 years in executive financial roles in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, most recently as senior vice president for finance and administration at DePauw University.
Kelsheimer holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois, a master’s in strategic management from Indiana University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a certification in Investment Foundations from the CFA Institute.
Kelsheimer started his career in public accounting at the firm now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and later served in various finance and operations roles at General Housewares Corp., a multinational, NYSE-listed manufacturer and distributor of consumer products. He also served as vice president for finance and administration at Rose-Hulman Ventures in a technology commercialization and seed stage investment role before transitioning to an administrative role at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Kelsheimer’s background includes experience in institutional investment oversight, higher education administration, technology commercialization, private equity venture investing, merger and acquisition support, financial reporting, corporate treasury responsibilities, and board governance. He also has served on for-profit and nonprofit boards with emphasis on technology commercialization, economic development, investment oversight, and community building. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Independent Colleges of Indiana and on the boards of the Indy Chamber and Edovo Inc.