Mr. Giarla retired as Chief Executive Officer from Amundi Smith Breeden LLC. (formerly Smith Breeden Associates) at the end of 2015 after spending more than 30 years with the firm.
Before joining Smith Breeden in 1985, Mr. Giarla was employed in Goldman Sachs & Company's Equity Strategy Group (led by Fischer Black) in New York.
Mr. Giarla holds a Master of Business Administration (1985) with a Concentration in Finance from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University (1981), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a Harvard Club of Boston Scholar.
Over the years, Mr. Giarla has served on the boards of public and private for-profit companies, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a director of the Center for Community Self Help (Durham, North Carolina) where he serves on the Audit and Strategic Planning Committees.
Mr. Giarla is also a Charter Trustee and Vice President of the Roxbury Latin School (Boston, MA) where he chairs the Investment and Compensation committees. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (RTP, North Carolina). Mr. Giarla is also a Trustee of the Hill Center (Durham North Carolina) where he is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committees.