Mr. Dennis Sugino

Vice-Chair & Investment Committee Chair, USJC

Founder at Kansa Advisory LLC

Mr. Sugino is the founder of Kansa Advisory LLC, an institutional consulting firm providing investment advice to endowments and foundations. 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 retirement assets for the city of Los Angeles. Mr. Sugino is a board vice chair, investment committee chair and development committee member of the U.S.-Japan Council. Mr. Sugino is a board member and audit committee chair of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF). Mr. Sugino serves as a board member on the Japan House Los Angeles (JHLA) Foundation. He is currently an investment committee member of Mercy Health System (St. Louis). Mr. Sugino has a B.Sc. from CSU, Dominguez Hills and an M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.