Paul Viera became a director and member of the audit committee of the Board in May 2018. Mr. Viera is the founder and chief executive officer of Earnest Partners, a global investment firm responsible for overseeing over $20 billion for municipalities, states, corporations, endowments, and universities. Prior to founding Earnest Partners in 1998, Mr. Viera was a Vice President at Bankers Trust in both New York and London and later joined Invesco, where he became a global partner and senior member of its investment team.
Mr. Viera serves as a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia and as a member of its investment committee. He is also a member of the board of managers of Direct Scripts LLC, the Board of Dean’s Advisors for Harvard Business School, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carter Center Board of Councilors, the National Center for Human & Civil Rights, the University of Michigan School of Information External Advisory Board, the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School Board and the Emory University Board of Visitors.
Mr. Viera received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Viera brings to the Board of Directors proven leadership skills, significant business expertise and financial acumen. As such, the Board has deemed Mr. Viera qualified to serve as a director.