Ron D. Cordes has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the investment industry. He co-founded AssetMark (NYSE:AMK), a $ 2 bb market cap U.S. wealth management services provider, and was CEO and Executive Co-Chairman of the firm from 1996 – 2016.
Ron is also co-founder of the Cordes Foundation, which has a global mission of driving market-based capital to address the world’s most important problems. Ron speaks extensively on impact investing and achieving meaning and purpose in an “encore” career, and has been profiled in multiple publications including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, FastCompany, Forbes, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning, Private Wealth Management and The New York Times.
He chairs the Executive Committee for ImpactAssets, a non-profit financial services company he co-founded in 2010, and is also co-chair of the Opportunity Collaboration, a global poverty business retreat. In addition, he is Vice Chair of the Board of MicroVest Capital Management, former Board Chair of Fair Trade USA, and a Strategic Advisor to LovellMinnick Capital Partners