Brian Pellegrino joined the Georgia Tech Foundation in January of 2018 as the Chief Investment Officer. He directs the Foundation’s $1.8 billion portfolio and will be responsible for developing the endowment’s long term strategy, building out the investment organization and overseeing policy implementation. He also serves as a member of the Foundation’s Executive Team. Prior to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Mr. Pellegrino was at United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) for 37 years, where he held senior positions in Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Treasury & Corporate Finance. He was the Chief Investment officer from 2005 to 2017. In that role Mr. Pellegrino maintained investment oversight for $37+ billion of actively managed defined benefit assets, including decisions related to strategic direction, asset allocation, risk management and portfolio construction. During his tenure, he improved efficiencies and reduced costs by transitioning the portfolio to a master trust structure and secured a material increase in the portfolios alternative allocation by enhancing its governance structure. Mr. Pellegrino earned his master of Business Administration in Finance from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Montclair State College. Mr. Pellegrino’s professional credentials include the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation and a certified public accountant (CPA) license in the state of New Jersey.