Mr. Sugino is the founder of Kansa Advisory LLC, an independent investment consulting firm providing advice to trustees with outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) relationships. Mr. Sugino was the president and a founder of Cliffwater LLC, an alternatives investment consulting firm. He was a managing director and principal in the investment consulting practice at Wilshire Associates. Mr. Sugino is a former senior partner and executive committee member of Aristotle Capital Management LLC. As chief investment officer, he managed the multi-billion dollar retirement assets for the city of Los Angeles. Mr. Sugino is a board vice chair and investment committee chair of the U.S.-Japan Council. Mr. Sugino has a B.Sc. from CSU, Dominguez Hills and an M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.