Matthew Wright, vice chancellor for investments at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that he is leaving his post at the end of January to pursue a new business venture. Wright joined the staff at Vanderbilt in 2007 and steered the university’s investments through the recession of 2008-09. The Vanderbilt portfolio has a current value of $3.8 billion.
Before joining the staff at Vanderbilt, Wright was the director of investments at Emory University in Atlanta. Previously, he held positions in corporate America at Xerox Corporation and the Bank of America. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and holds an MBA from the University of Rochester.