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John Linder, CFA, CPA, Principal

Mr. Linder joined PCA in 2009. He has lead consultant responsibilities for several clients, and consults to PCA relationships representing over $500 billion in client assets. In addition to his client facing responsibilities, he conducts ongoing capital markets and investment strategy research. Prior to joining PCA, he was a Partner and Senior Investment/Tax Strategist at CTC Consulting in Portland, Oregon. He currently provides ongoing advice to investment committees, boards, and executive staff of plan sponsors across a broad range of ongoing investment issues. In addition to ongoing retainer consulting duties, his project consulting engagements have included: restructuring strategic investment class frameworks, consulting on risk measurement and management, leading asset-liability studies, and conducting absolute return and private partnership due diligence reviews. Prior 2004, he was engaged in various financial market roles including senior buy-side equity analyst at Alsin Capital, manager of business valuation and litigation services with the CPA firm Larson Allen Weishair & Co, LLP, and began his career in the financial services industry in 1996 at the CPA firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Mr. Linder has been a speaker at multiple conferences including Pension Bridge, IMN Public Fund Summit, IMN Global Indexing, and the Institutional Investor Alpha Hedge Conference. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Society of Portland, as well as a Board Member of the Portland Alternative Investment Association. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He received his BA in economics from Middlebury College magna cum laude, and his Masters of Accountancy (MAC) from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill.