Don Gould, Trustee, Pitzer College
Don Gould is the president and chief investment officer of Gould Asset Management, which he founded in 1999. Based in Claremont, California, the company manages more than $500 million for individuals, families and non-profit institutions. He brings to the company a broad understanding of both the business and the practice of financial asset management, gained over more than three decades of industry experience.
Previously, Don founded the Huntington Funds, a pioneering group of globally-oriented mutual funds based in Pasadena, California, and later acquired by Franklin Templeton Investments. At Franklin Templeton, Don acted as portfolio manager for several of the firm’s mutual funds, and also was responsible for overseeing the establishment of asset management companies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa.
Don is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Pitzer College and also chairs the Board's investment committee. Don has been on the front lines in implementing the college’s recent decision to divest its endowment from fossil fuel stocks and incorporate ESG factors into its portfolio construction.
Don holds a BA in economics from Pomona College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a visiting lecturer in portfolio management at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College.