I'm also a certified public accountant and an MBA. We need to elect someone as county treasurer who doesn't view the county's $2.4 billion Pooled Investment Fund as something that they must manage personally by themselves. Managing this size fund requires professional expertise that goes beyond what any one accountant or individual investor is capable of.
We need an individual who has experience in evaluating and hiring professional investment managers who will ensure safety, liquidity, and return for the investors in the fund at the lowest possible cost.
I believe that Dave Mandelkern's background in building companies in Silicon Valley and taking them public, dealing with investment bankers and managing hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholder's money, gives him the proper background and experience to provide the right leadership for the county treasurer's office.
That's why I'm voting for Dave Mandelkern for San Mateo County treasurer-tax collector.
Dennis P. McBride, President, Redwood City School District