Ourso is responsible for developing the strategic direction and execution of Nuveen natural resources’ business plans across the farmland, timberland, and agribusiness sectors. He also participates on the investment committees for farmland, timberland, and agribusiness strategies managed by Nuveen and its affiliates. In a previous role, he served as the portfolio manager for Nuveen’s farmland and timberland portfolios, along with the investment teams of those strategies. He supported the development of TIAA’s agricultural investment platform from its inception in 2007, and in previous assignments at TIAA, he conducted privately placed debt underwriting and portfolio management.
Ourso has earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international economics honour society. He is a CFA charterholder.