Foremost, I am a proven investor with a demonstrated track record of success. Given both my graduate training in economics from Stanford University and my considerable experience as a Chief Investment Officer, I have been successful driving top down, macro research in order to identify investable themes and strategies in various market environments. Having built several investment platforms over the past decade, I have a very extensive manager origination capability; in addition, having worked on relatively thinly-staffed teams for most of my career, I have developed the reputation of a “hands on, roll up the sleeves” investor who drives the underlying manager diligence process. I have not delegated crucial decision-making, but rather have found it rewarding being in the trenches with the managers. This bottom up, manager research toolkit has been a key reason for the success I have realized in integrating risk frameworks within the several investment processes I have built. Specifically, by employing macro, top down research views, my investment philosophy has been driven by seeking those risk exposures which provide the most attractive risk / return characteristics, while at the same time mitigating if not eliminating those “uncompensated risk exposures” which ultimately detract from portfolios achieving their ex ante investment objectives. I build coherent portfolios of risk exposures, not of “manager names.” I am a commercially driven investor whose success in building practice areas, business units and stand alone businesses has made me a better due diligence analyst and portfolio manager. Driving P&Ls at various levels across different firm types allows me to drill down deeper in my various research endeavors, whether macro or company specific. My accomplishments to date have the common theme of client-focused, solution driven investing. I am not a “product guy,” but rather an investor who has built asset allocation frameworks, multi-manager investment platforms and client service processes in order to deliver world class portfolio solutions to families as well as institutions.