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.