Paul Viera

Paul Viera is the founder of EARNEST Partners, an investment firm responsible for overseeing over $20 billion for municipalities, states, corporations, endowments and universities. He developed Return Pattern Recognition®, the investment methodology used to screen equities at EARNEST Partners.

In addition to serving on The Center’s board, he is a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center and a member of its investment committee, a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors for Harvard Business School, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of Haitong Securities (second largest Chinese securities firm) board of Foreign Advisors and board member for the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts. He is also a commentator for several news organizations, including CNBC and Bloomberg News, among others.

He has a BA in Economics from University of Michigan, an MBA from Harvard Business School. With more than 25 years of investment experience, he has served as Vice President at Bankers Trust in both New York and London. He has also worked for Invesco as a Global Partner and senior member of its Investment Team.