Mr. Jenks has over 25 years of investment management experience, including extensive knowledge pertaining to the evaluation of investment managers. He worked directly with fiduciaries on investment policy development and implementation for large multi-asset class portfolios. Additionally, he has comprehensive public and private board representation experience.
He was the CIO of the James Irvine Foundation ($2 billion foundation) for over 15 years, responsible for strategy and execution resulting in top decile returns. Mr. Jenks was also the CIO for the State of Alaska with $20 billion of assets under management. He was an integral part of the State of Alaska’s investment office for over ten years, playing critical roles in various capacities.
Mr. Jenks earned a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance and an M.A. from Washington State University. He is a CFA® charterholder. Currently, he is also the treasurer and board member at On Lok and on the Investment Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Previously, he was involved in the Contra Costa Crisis Center, the Foundation Finance Officers Group, and the Southeast Alaska Boy Scout Council.