Chris Bittman

Chris Bittman

Portfolio Manager, Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners

Mr. Bittman is a partner at Perella Weinberg Partners and CEO and CIO for the Agility platform. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr. Bittman was the chief investment officer of the University of Colorado Foundation. Under his leadership, the Foundation was named "Large Foundation of the Year" in 2007 by Institutional Investor's Foundation & Endowment Money Management magazine based on "superior investment performance, innovation and notable asset allocation moves." Before being named the first CIO of the Foundation in 2004, he was the president and CEO of Jurika & Voyles, a California investment firm, where he was responsible for the management of over $5 billion for a broad variety of Fortune 500 corporations, public funds, foundations, endowments and families.

He began his career on Wall Street as the western regional manager for Merrill Lynch's business financial services group and was the youngest regional manager in the group's history. Mr. Bittman graduated from the University of Colorado in 1985 and served the institution as a volunteer for nearly 20 years in various capacities—as president of its alumni association; as trustee and director of its foundation; and as chair of the foundation's investment committee. He sits as a guest lecturer on investment management at the University's Leeds School of Business and is a former member of the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Task Force. He is the past chair of the board of directors for Colorado Public Television and a trustee of Colorado Academy—a private, coeducational college preparatory school in Denver. Under Chris's management, the Agility platform has received a number of awards, including the OCIO of the Year award in 2013 and 2014 by Institutional Investor.