Tim Recker, CIO and Treasurer, James Irvine Foundation
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Tim Recker

CIO & Treasurer
James Irvine Foundation


Tim Recker joined Irvine in November 2016 as the Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer. He directs the Foundation's $2 billion endowment, develops its investment policy and strategy, and is a member of the Foundation’s Executive Team.

Prior to Irvine, Tim served for 10 years as the Managing Director of Private Equity and Real Assets for the Regents of the University of California. Previously, he was Director of Alternative Investments for the Michigan Retirement System, where he oversaw a $13 billion portfolio of Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Structured Products.

Prior to Michigan, Tim was a portfolio manager for GE Asset Management, running a $5 billion multi-asset portfolio. He completed the two-year Financial Management Program at General Electric.

Tim is the former Chairperson of the Institutional Limited Partners Association and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Living in Piedmont, California, he is a trustee for the Piedmont Community Church and a frequent guest lecturer at UC Berkeley.

Tim earned his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Bellarmine College.