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Jesús Argüelles

Director of Investments

Jesús Argüelles joined the Irvine Foundation as a Director of Investments in January 2019. Prior to Irvine, Jesús was a Director for the Private Capital Global Funds Team of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he sourced, evaluated, and managed new and established private equity fund opportunities in the Americas.

Earlier in his career, Jesús served as a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity (PE) Program with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). During his time at CalPERS, he invested across the private equity spectrum – from venture capital to distressed debt fund investing. He was also a member of the senior leadership that managed the PE Program’s team and organizational development.

Jesús served as Chair of the Emerging Market Private Association’s Limited Partner Council, lectured as Practitioner Faculty at the Latin America Private Equity Association’s Private Equity Executive Program, served as Co-Chair of the Principle for Responsible Investment’s Private Equity Advisory Council, and was a board member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

Jesús earned his Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.