John Hurley

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Cavalry Asset Management

Mr. Hurley is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Cavalry Asset Management.  Based in San Francisco and Hong Kong, Cavalry invests primarily in publicly traded technology companies for several large financial institutions, universities and family offices.

In addition to the Stimson Center Expert Council, Mr. Hurley serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute and the Board of Directors of Business Executives for National Security.  His track two experience includes the Sanya Dialogues between retired People’s Liberation Army senior retired generals and their  US military counterparts, the East-West Institute Party to Party Dialogues between the International Department of the Communist Party and the Democratic and Republican Parties, and numerous track two initiatives in the Middle East, including Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey.  

Mr. Hurley graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1986, where he was Chairman of The Daily Princetonian.  Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and served for five years in the US Army.  During the First Gulf War, as a battalion fire direction officer for the First Cavalry Division, he was awarded the Bronze Star. 

After receiving his MBA from the Stanford GSB in 1993, he was an analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments and Managing Partner of Bowman Capital Management before founding Cavalry in 2003.  He is a Lecturer in Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a member of the Princeton University President’s Advisory Council and History Department Advisory Board.

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