People

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We hire experienced investors and technologists along with political scientists, Rhodes Scholars, Olympians, and veterans — individuals with a wide range of personal interests, backgrounds, and skillsets who are looking to push themselves and solve the toughest challenges our clients face.

Our Leadership
Learn more about the members of our key decision bodies — the Executive, Investment, Operating, and Commercial & Business Strategy Committees — who shape our business in pursuit of long-term value for our clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel
Head of Finance and Strategy
Director of Investment Research
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Co-Head of the Investment Engine and Director of Investment Systems
Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability
Co-Head of the Investment Engine
Director of Investment Systems
Head of Equity Research
Co-Head of Americas Region and Chief Diversity Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Security Officer and Head of Real Estate and Facilities
Co-Head of Client Service and Marketing
Head of Corporate Engagement
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability
Head of Operations, Back Office
Chief Technology Officer
Global Head of Institutional Partnerships
Lead of Portfolio Analytics
Co-Head of Americas
Head of Corporate Development
Head of Eurasia
Head of Global Sales
Bridgewater's Partners are committed to working together to ensure the firm's long-term success.
Stories About Our People
The 7-year Bridgewater veteran moonlights as a local talk show host out of his own garage. While Brian spends most of his time behind a camera and microphone in his role as a senior media producer, he puts the same skills to work for his side hobby, interviewing local celebrities on his show, “Ten Minutes With.” His guests have included “Today” host Craig Melvin, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.
As a 15-year veteran of the firm, Director of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour oversees teams of investors developing systematic insights on global markets and economies as well as the firm’s ESG research and sustainable investing efforts. She is recognized alongside an inspiring group of trailblazers in the finance world.
In a round-up of nearly 40 CEOs across the country, CEO David McCormick comments on the current moment for business leaders and “what’s next” for Bridgewater. David shares the firm’s vision on returning to work, emphasizing the importance of flexibility and making campus life a real privilege for employees. David also describes his experience navigating the firm over the past year, the necessity of communication and open dialogue, and reflects on the progress of Bridgewater’s diversity and inclusion agenda.
Investment Associate Rutendo Chigora has been named to the EMpower’s 2021 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, recognized for her longstanding commitment to expanding opportunity at Bridgewater and beyond.
Drawing on leadership experience from the Israeli Defense Forces, the United Nations, and as an entrepreneur, Bridgewater’s Co-Head of Investment Engine was recognized alongside other influential changemakers in the industry.
Since 2003, through Dalio Philanthropies, Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio and his family have contributed over $1 billion to a wide range of meaningful causes — including health equity, social entrepreneurship, education, ocean exploration, and much more. In a conversation with Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd, Ray discusses his approach to giving, why it’s a priority for him and his family, and the impact every individual can have.
Alfia, who works on digital strategy in our client service department, was recently featured in President George W. Bush’s project, “Out of Many, One,” which celebrates America’s pluralism with a book of immigration stories and a series of portraits painted by the former president.
An 11-year veteran of the firm, Co-Lead of Equity Research Erin Miles has pioneered our systematic approach towards carrying out micro research at scale. She is recognized alongside other industry leaders making impact well beyond their professional accomplishments.
In a wide-ranging conversation, CEO David McCormick interviews Bridgewater’s Founder and Co-CIO, Ray Dalio, about his journey through the various phases of life and the transition of Bridgewater to the next generation of leaders. Among many words of wisdom, Ray offers this advice: “Be audacious and humble at the same time.”
Directors of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour and Rebecca Patterson and Co-Lead of Equity Research Erin Miles join CEO David McCormick to discuss our latest research initiatives and offer advice from their journeys to the top of Bridgewater’s investment team.
A seven-year veteran of the firm, Jenn made Bridgewater history as the youngest person ever to be promoted to her role as a strategist and advisor to our clients.
As our Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Tracey Yurko leads the legal and corporate governance functions for Bridgewater, managing legal risk across the firm and its funds. She was recently recognized by Corporate Counsel as a recipient of their 2020 “Women, Influence & Power in Law” award, honoring top lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.
Bridgewater’s Head of Corporate Engagement and 16-year veteran of the firm is recognized alongside other industry leaders for her impact, leadership, and mentorship of others.
Fulfilling dual roles as a researcher and idea-generator within our investment engine, as well as partner to Bridgewater’s sophisticated institutional client base, Senior Portfolio Strategist Phil Dobrin has established an impressive track record. He is recognized by Business Insider alongside a short list of others expected to be the next crop of leaders in finance.
Investment Associate Devon Long was recently recognized on Business Insider’s “Power Players of Quant” list. Having joined Bridgewater in 2012, Devon now leads our trading analytics team, playing a critical role in our investment process with expertise in market microstructure, transaction costs, and systematic trade execution.
An Investment Associate and 11-year Bridgewater veteran, Sean joins a fellowship class that will focus on equipping young leaders to tackle the defining global challenges facing the next generation.
One of the most high-profile women (and millennials) on Wall Street, Karen Karniol-Tambour is reshaping what leadership looks like in the investment industry. Forbes profiled her rise to one of the most important positions at Bridgewater and her unique approach to idea generation and investing.
Our Co-Head of the Americas Region, Alan Bowser, has been named to the 2020 EMpower Ethnic Minority Executive Role Model List, supported by Yahoo Finance.
As COO of Combs Enterprises, Bridgewater alumnus Tarik Brooks (‘13-’17) unites boundless ambition with principled leadership to drive value across the portfolio of brands he oversees. Securing this dream position didn’t happen overnight. Before becoming one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s most trusted advisors, Tarik was laying the groundwork for his career in Bridgewater’s trading department.
A TechCrunch feature of Ray Dalio describes the Bridgewater founder's economic outlooks, his latest efforts to spread the gospel of principles-driven decision making, and the influence of the Beatles.
Similar to the unconventional paths that lead our employees to Bridgewater, our CEO David McCormick spent more than 20 years in the military, government and business before embarking on his Bridgewater journey. From his service as an Army Ranger in the Gulf War and as the US Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs to leading two public companies as President and CEO, David brings tremendous diversity of thought and experience to Bridgewater.
Named to Forbes's 30 Under 30 List in Finance, Gardner co-leads our fixed income team, heading up research to convert insights and investigations into the signals we use to trade the bond and credit markets.
Long before Angela Ruggiero (’14-’15) joined Bridgewater Associates, it became clear that she thrives on the cutting edge. At nine years old, she was cut from an all-star hockey team for being a girl, even though she was among the best players on the ice. Her father gave her a choice. “You can quit and prove them right, or you can get on the horse and prove them wrong,” she recalls him telling her. “I chose the latter, and it was the best moment of my life.”
In the ten years Erin has been with Bridgewater, she has played an integral role in shaping our understanding of markets and the global economy. We’re proud to see her recognized alongside a group of trailblazing women in the financial sector — including our own Helene Glotzer and Karen Karniol-Tambour who have recently shared the same honor.
Business Insider's Richard Feloni discusses how Ray Dalio built Bridgewater around a unique culture of radical transparency and what success means to Ray now at this point in his career. "My concept of success is having others successful without me."
Seth Birnbaum, Senior Portfolio Strategist on Bridgewater's Client Service team, was named to Institutional Investor's 2019 Hedge Fund Rising Stars list. Seth is an integral member of our team working both directly with clients and also behind the scenes to continue evolving the way we support our clients and their portfolios.
Jonathan York was recognized by Business Insider as one of eight technologists for leading “the most innovative and ambitious technology projects” at financial firms.
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