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Randall Edwards

Senior Advisor, Oregon

As Senior Advisor for S360’s Oregon office, Randall supports clients on issues related to public finance and debt; federal, state, and municipal issues; and policy related to sustainable business practices. He brings more than three decades of experience blending the worlds of finance, business and public policy. Randall brings a diverse set of skills and vast experience to Strategies 360.

Perhaps best known as the Oregon State Treasurer who created the Oregon College Savings Plan, Randall built a national reputation for innovative financial solutions that address pressing challenges facing Oregonians. Randall’s public service began in Washington D.C. as US Senate legislative staffer and then worked with the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

Randall got involved in local school issues after he moved to Oregon to start his family. He won a seat at the State Legislature in 1996 where he successfully secured increased school funding and established a statewide model for reviewing funds based on student need. Following his time as a State Representative, Randall ran and won state-wide election as Treasurer and served 8 years. There, he oversaw a $70 billion investment portfolio, created innovative public financing tools and oversaw the management of public land as a member of the State Land Board. His ability to work in a bipartisan fashion was a hallmark of Randall’s time in public service.

Following his elected service, Randall consulted with Oregon-based start-ups seeking financing and continued to support sustainable investing models.He co-founded ENSOGO Analytics, an Oregon-based financial services company helping investors match their values to their investments. The company has clients across the country and was one of the first to rate mutual funds based on their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) attributes.

Randall grew up in Walla Walla, Washington and graduated from Colorado College with a BA in Economics. He earned his MBA at George Washington University.

He lives in Portland with his wife, where they both actively volunteer in the community, including continued engagement in public education. A true Northwesterner, Randall enjoys the great outdoors hiking, biking and skiing and adventure traveling.

 

Randall Edwards
can be reached at
Randalle@strategies360.com