John-Austin Saviano is the Managing Partner of High Country Advisors. Previously, John-Austin served as the founding President and Chief Investment Officer of the Berkeley Endowment Management Company (BEMCO) from its inception in 2009 until 2017. John-Austin’s work with endowments began as a part of the founding team that created the investment portfolio for the $6 billion Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. He also worked as a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Associates. He began his career financing the growth and operations of public and private companies, as both a senior creditor at a commercial bank, and as venture investor. John-Austin earned a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.