Ron Cordes

Co-Founder,
Cordes Foundation

Ron D. Cordes has enjoyed a 25+ year career in the investment industry, having co-founded and then sold AssetMark Investment Services to Genworth Financial in 2006. He is currently co-chairman of Genworth Financial Wealth Management, which is responsible for over 24 billion dollars of assets under management for individual and institutional clients.

Cordes speaks and writes extensively in the field of impact investing, and chairs the Executive Committee for ImpactAssets, a new initiative to catalyze capital for impact investments formed in partnership with the Calvert Foundation.

Along with his wife Marty, he is co-founder of the Cordes Foundation and co-chair of the Opportunity Collaboration, a global poverty business retreat. He is also a regent of the University of the Pacific as well as chairman of the Advisory Board for the University’s Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and serves on the Board of FairTrade USA, MicroVest Holdings, the Sarona Frontier Markets Fund, and the East Bay Community Foundation.

He is co-author of The Art of Investing & Portfolio Management (McGraw hill, 2004) and was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.