Chief Investment Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Illinois State Treasury
Rodrigo Garcia serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Illinois State Treasury. In this pivotal executive post, Garcia presides over the treasury's investment & financial staff, multiple asset portfolios, and related financial services including the treasury’s combined $25 billion equity and fixed income portfolio and over $300 million in venture capital/buyout funds in order to maximize portfolio returns and bolster the Illinois macro and micro economy.
He holds two post-graduate degrees, one in finance from the University of Illinois and one in public policy from Northwestern University and recently completed a senior executives program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Garcia was previously the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a member of the Illinois Cabinet, and has also worked for Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.