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Julia Valentine Named Chief Technology & Operations Officer

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) is excited to announce that Julia Valentine is the agency’s new chief technology and operations officer (CTOO). As CTOO, Valentine is responsible for overseeing SWIB’s operations and technology infrastructure.

“I am excited to join the talented group of people at SWIB who work every day on behalf of the participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS),” said Valentine. “I look forward to being able to contribute my skills and experience to a mission-driven agency.”

Valentine is a technology services leader and business operations executive with over 20 years of experience at top-tier financial firms including the investment management office of Chanel, Inc., JP Morgan Investment Services, Newport Coast Consulting, and D.E. Shaw & Co. She has a broad base of experience covering all aspects of operations and technology, including governance, strategy, change management, and investments across all asset classes.

“Julia brings valuable skills and expertise to SWIB and its leadership team,” Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer David Villa said. “She has diverse and deep investment management industry experience that will help SWIB continue to move forward and build its internal infrastructure to support our investment strategy.”

Valentine earned her MBA from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. While at NYU she received the Jacob Marschak Memorial Award for Excellence in Quantitative Analysis/Econometrics.

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