Ron Cordes

Ron Cordes is a co-founder of the Cordes Foundation and co-founded and then sold AssetMark Investment Services to Genworth Financial in 2006.  He is currently co-chairman of Genworth Financial Wealth Management with more than $24 billion of assets under management.  Cordes is co-author of "The Art of Investing & Portfolio Management" and was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.  He speaks extensively on impact investing and achieving meaning and purpose in an "encore" career.  Cordes is on the Board of Directors for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services company formed in partnership with the Calvert Foundation, and co-chairman of the Opportunity Collaboration, a global poverty business retreat.  He is also a regent of the University of the Pacific and chairman of the Advisory Board for its Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship.  Cordes holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ashoka U Exchange

We are pleased to officially announce that the 2017 Exchange will be hosted by Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, on March 2-4, 2017.

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