Chuckra Chai

Chuckra ChaiMBA ’00
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MBA ’00
President and Chief Investment Officer, Hillspire LLC

Chuck Chai is the president and chief investment officer of Hillspire LLC, the $10+ billion family office and investment management organization of Eric and Wendy Schmidt located in Menlo Park, California. Chuck is responsible for leading the investment team and managing the investment portfolio across all asset classes through external managers and internal direct investing. He also advises the principals on various non-investment matters.

Prior to joining Hillspire in 2011, Chuck was an Obama Administration appointee in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and a member of its financial crisis response team, which advised Secretary Geithner on matters related to the 2008 financial crisis. Before his public service, Chuck was a managing director and member of the global management
committee at Perry Capital, an investment management firm, from 2000 to 2006, based in both New York and Hong Kong.

Chuck began his career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the financial institutions group in New York and in Singapore, where he helped advise insurance companies in the United States in 1995 to 1996 and banks in Asia during the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Chuck earned an AB, summa cum laude, in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Last Updated 29 Dec 2018