Ron Peyton Executive Chairman

Ron joined Callan in 1974 and became executive chairman in 2017 after serving for 27 years as the firm’s CEO.

Ron Peyton is executive chairman of Callan, where he provides firm-wide oversight to improve communications, process, and service quality. He regularly meets with clients and senior industry professionals, and engages in industry and community events through speaking and service opportunities. He is also chairman of the Callan Board of Directors and the Callan Inclusion Committee, and is a shareholder of the firm.

Outside Callan, Ron serves on the governing board of Filoli, a National Historic Trust Preservation site, as well as on its development committee. He is also “counselor” for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council and an advocate for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which Callan has supported for more than 20 years.

From 2008-2018, Ron served on the board of the United Way Bay Area and currently has a leadership position in its Tocqueville Society. He also served on the CFA Institute’s Performance Presentation Standards Implementation Committee (now GIPS) and was chairman of the Asset Manager Code of Conduct Advisory Committee. He is also a past member of the advisory board of the University of California, Berkeley Extension, and the Castilleja School Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Callan in 1974, Ron worked with Marathon Oil Company’s pension investments while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Ron earned an M.B.A. in finance and a B.S. in accounting at Indiana University, where he was president of the Indiana Delta Upsilon chapter his junior and senior years.

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