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Brian Kreiter is the Chief Operating Officer of Bridgewater Associates, a globally recognized investment manager. In this role, Brian is responsible for delivering the Company’s strategic plan, as well as overseeing critical Finance, Talent, and Business Intelligence functions. In addition, he co-leads Bridgewater’s Sustainable Investing effort and is the Lead Director of Elemental Cognition, an Artificial Intelligence firm he helped launch as a partnership between Bridgewater and Dr. David Ferrucci (principal investigator of IBM Watson). In previous roles, he served as Department Head of Investment Research, and later Client Service and Marketing. Brian is a member of the Bridgewater Associates Internal Board of Directors. Before joining Bridgewater, Brian was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in several industries and worked on the creation of the firm’s Social Sector Office. While an undergraduate, Brian co-founded LIFT, a national organization that helps families to break the cycle of poverty. Brian and his Co-Founder were awarded a National Jefferson Award for Public Service. Brian is an Advisor to Renovo Financial and serves on the boards of the Urban Institute, the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship, and Open Doors Shelter of Norwalk Connecticut. Brian is a graduate of Yale and Harvard. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and children.