N. John Snider
John retired from Trust Company of the West (TCW) in 2018 after spending 18 years at the firm. He was a Group Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for the TCW Focused Equities Fund. The fund had assets under management of $8.7 billion with institutional clients all over the world. During his time there, the fund was named the #1 Large Cap Core Fund on two separate occasions on a rolling 5 year basis – once in 2008 and again in 2016. John was also the lead manager on TCW’s Equity Policy Committee and the Comprehensive Equity Allocation Committee. These committees set the asset allocation firm wide for all of the balanced funds within the firm. He was also the Chairman of the Proxy Committee.
Prior to TCW, John spent 19 years at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). At the firm, he had two career tracks, one on the corporate side and the other on the investment management side. John was a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Strategic Core Fund – a large cap high quality equity core fund. Prior to transitioning to investment management, John was the Director of Investor Relations which won the prestigious Gold award as the top investor relations department in the country. He also was in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions in Corporate Finance.
John currently serves on the Board at the Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena and is also on the Board of Directors at Acuity Eye Group. He is on the Finance Committee at the Mayfield Senior School and is on the Investment Committee at the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. He is a frequent guest lecturer at USC’s Marshall School of Business in the area of Portfolio Management and is very involved in the area of development and research as well as being a guest lecturer at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in the area of urology.
In addition to the financial markets, John’s other passions are baseball and Gonzaga Basketball. He currently has turned his baseball passion into a consulting arrangement with regards to player analysis. He hasn’t yet figured out a way to turn Gonzaga basketball into something more than being a spectator but he is working on it.