Mr. Perkinson joined Guggenheim in 2012 as the Chief of Staff to the Global Chief Investment Officer. As such, he has day-to-day responsibility to managing the Office of the CIO and directing the staff. He has a 25-year track record of proven management and leadership ability from his role as a United States naval officer, a US diplomat and a partner in a consultancy focused on providing strategic advisory services to business operating in emerging markets. He has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East and was, for five years a diplomat assigned in the People’s Republic of China. He has been an advisor to several Western intelligence services. Most recently, he was a partner with Veracity Worldwide, LLC, where he founded the China practice. Mr. Perkinson received his B.A. in Political Science from The American University, studied Chinese Politics at the Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies and earned an M.S. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. He is a native of Newport, Rhode Island, lives in Santa Monica, California and speaks Mandarin.