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Brett Johnson

Director of Marketable Investments

Brett Johnson photoBrett Johnson serves as director of marketable investments at the Hewlett Foundation. He works closely with other senior members of the investment team to evaluate and select external fund managers, monitor their performance, and develop investment strategies.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Johnson was responsible for the portfolio management of public equity and fixed-income investments. As co-founder and chief investment officer at Alesco Global Advisors (AGA), an investment firm acquired by Grubb & Ellis then more recently by Lazard Asset Management, Mr. Johnson was responsible for managing three mutual funds and overseeing the firm’s investment process. He began his career in equity research at Robertson Stephens in 2000.  He has a BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania