WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Gordon Hartogensis was sworn in as the 16th director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
“I am honored to serve in this important role,” Hartogensis said. “I am looking forward to working with Congress, the Administration and stakeholders to protect and advance the retirement security of the nearly 37 million Americans we insure.”
Hartogensis succeeds Tom Reeder, who served as director from October 2015 – May 2019.
Hartogensis is an entrepreneur, investor and technology sector leader with experience in finance, asset management and software development.
Hartogensis left a brief career on Wall Street to build a startup software company called Petrolsoft Corporation – a supply chain software company later acquired by Aspen Technology. Hartogensis served in a leadership role at Aspen until June 2002.
Shortly after his departure from Aspen Technology, Hartogensis founded Auric Technology LLC. As founder and chief executive officer, he was instrumental in the development of customer relationship management software solutions and support. He remained with the firm after it was sold to Telnorm in 2011.
Prior to joining PBGC, he managed a portfolio of private equity, venture capital, real estate, and angel investments, and served as an advisor to several portfolio companies.
Hartogensis grew up in Maryland where he attended Montgomery County public schools. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University.
Hartogensis, his wife Grace and their two children reside in Connecticut.