Director, Private Equity Investments. Christy Richardson works with William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation in 2005, Christy was a Partner in the private equity group at Thomas Weisel Partners, co-managing the private equity fund-of-funds and secondary investing practices from 2000 to 2005. For the preceding five years, Ms. Richardson handled global private equity fund selection at Mercury Capital Management, a family investment office for a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Ms. Richardson received her A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College.