Tony Oliveira is the founder and CEO of Oliveira Advisory Services (OAS), a global advisory and research organization. OAS was formed in 2011 to inform and provide services for private, governmental agencies, and academic universities on the organizational structure of public pension funds and trend issues, in the global areas of agribusiness, health services and technology, infrastructure, public/private partnerships, food security, and climate economics. A diversified expertise founded on over 20 years of government service as an elected official and appointee serving at the local, state, and national levels, matched by a portfolio of over 40 years of experience in the private sector. Services include the strategic analysis of PE and hedge funds seeking potential global private and institutional investors with special emphasis on US public pension funds. The analytics do not include placement agent services but rather are strategic and systematic studies of possibly funds and or investors with similar alignment of interests.
Oliveira began his career as an entrepreneur in the mid 1970’s, developing businesses in agriculture, news media, banking, retail, real-estate development, construction, venture capital, and hospitality services in both food and recreation. Oliveira then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University with an Executive MBA and leveraged his experience to become the CEO of a multinational food company and minority stockholder by the mid 1980’s. During this tenure he was responsible for the North American, Asian, and Latin American markets, developing three patents that would change how fresh produce would be harvested, prepared, and packaged for the emerging consumer valued added sector of convenience fresh food. Widely recognized for his work in the public sector, Oliveira served as an elected and appointed official as a county supervisor, legislative judge for hazardous waste litigation, President of California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and Board Member for the California Public Employees’ Pension System (CalPERS). In 2007 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Oliveira as the public agency representative to the CalPERS board. During the six year tenure at CalPERS he served as Finance Chair over seeing all budgeting, Risk Chair with specific focus to set up enterprise risk management for the organization, and served on every internal committee. Tony was recognized for his effort to bring the first CFO position and office to CalPERS. In addition to, developing and implementing the first ERM Office and Risk Officer position at the organization.
Currently Tony serves as an independent advisor and researcher to several national and international teams in the areas of public pension audits, pension economic trends, agribusiness risk/investment strategies, and academic research and entrepreneur development with the UC Academic system. He is an asset/liability auditor for the Funston Advisory Group and specializes in the review of the asset/liability process and strategic asset allocation decision metrics of US state pension funds. Tony is an independent advisor to GLG Research specializing in pension organization studies and trends of US pension fund allocations and global investment strategies. Currently, Oliveira is facilitating an economic impact study with Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Central California region for the California High Speed Rail Authority. He is an advisory board member for the AGR investment group, advisor to the University Of California Merced School Of Engineering, and to the President of the UC System Innovation Council. Tony obtained an MBA from Pepperdine University, is a PhD candidate in public policy from Walden University. Tony has been a professor of economics and business at West Hills College since 2005 and a visiting professor for Stanford University and UC Merced. He is a graduate of the Stanford Fiduciary School, the Harvard YPO Executive Management Program, and the California Agriculture Leadership Program. He lives with his wife of 39 years, Connie, on their ranch in Central California.
Anthony T Oliveira
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As of 10/07/13