CIO, Texas Tech University
Mr. Tim Barrett is Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Investment Officer for Texas Tech University System (TTUS). Mr. Barrett is responsible for day-to-day management of the Endowment Assets and responsible for Investment Strategy and Implementation of the nearly $1.2 Billion endowment and $800 Million in Operating Capital. Mr. Barrett began his relationship with TTUS in April of 2013. Prior to TTUS, Mr. Barrett served as Director of Pension Investments Worldwide at Eastman Kodak, overseeing more than $16 Billion in aggregate through approximately 77 plans globally. Mr. Barrett began his relationship with Kodak in November of 2010. Mr. Barrett began his career with San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) where he worked his way up the organization to become the Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Barrett began his career in 1996 with SBCERA and left in October of 2010. Mr. Barrett has approximately 22 years of experience as a CIO and has restructured plans around the world within the three pillars of institutional investors- pension, corporate and endowment. He is a published co-author and winner of the Edward D. Baker III Award by the Investment Management Consultants Association for an article entitled “Dynamic Beta – Getting Paid to Manage Risk.” Mr. Barrett is also a member of the inaugural aiCIO Power 100 and has been awarded many awards for managing best of breed plans. Mr. Barrett is married to his lovely wife, Jo-Anna. They currently reside in Austin, Texas and have two sons.