José Blanco brings over 26 years of experience in product management, operations, financial management, and direct investments to The Central Valley Fund. Formerly, Mr. Blanco served as a Regional Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at AIG Investment Corporation (AIGIC). Mr. Blanco has supervised direct investments into a variety of manufacturing, distribution, service and financial services businesses over the last 25 years, including mortgage lenders, health care providers, business service firms, food manufacturers, logistics companies, securities dealers, and asset management and leasing companies.
Most recently, he was the CFO for a $500M HR outsourcing company. Additionally, Mr. Blanco has taught graduate level finance courses at UC Berkeley, Ohio State University and Saint Mary’s College of California and has consulted for medium sized financial services, insurance, healthcare, and advertising firms in the United States and abroad. He currently sits on the board of directors for several companies in the California Central Valley. Mr. Blanco also sits on the Business Advisory Board for ProMéxico in the U.S, a part of México’s Secretary of the Economy dedicated to promoting increased direct investment and promote trade between the U.S. and México. He earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Michael’s College, an MBA from the Claremont Graduate University, an MS in Economics from the University of Utah, and a PhD in Economics from Utah State University.