Mr. Odell is primarily responsible for providing strategic investment advice to help ensure clients meet their long-term investment objectives. Mr. Odell works on client relationships including new business development across the firm’s corporate, non-profit and public pension sectors and serves as a voting member of the alternatives investment committee.
Mr. Odell joined Verus in 2020 from Intel Corporation where, since 2001, he oversaw the day to day management and operations of Intel’s US and non-US retirement plan investments. Mr. Odell also served as secretary and for Intel’s investment policy committee and served on Intel’s retirement plan administrative committee.
During his tenure at Intel, Mr. Odell and his investment team oversaw a series of increasingly complex institutional portfolios and structures that grew from $5 billion to over $22 billion and included the development and implementation of a series of multi asset class defined contribution portfolios which incorporated both traditional and alternative investments and investment structures within a daily operating environment.
Mr. Odell has also served as a trustee for the Federated Employees Retirement System in San Jose and as the chairman of the investment committee and Vice Chair of Finance for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a not for profit in the Bay Area. Mr. Odell lives in San Francisco and currently serves on the investment committee for the endowment of St Ignatius Preparatory.
Mr. Odell received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering (BS) from Union College, an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and previously worked in investment banking, public finance and as an engineer.