John Raitt is a Partner, President and the Chief Executive Officer for Harris Associates, and President of The Oakmark Funds. He joined Harris Associates in 1986 where he served as a research analyst, became Director of Research in early 1998. Prior to joining Harris Associates, John was an Investment Officer at The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company responsible for private equity and fixed income investments. He has a B.A. in Economics from Williams College (1978), a M.B.A. from Northwestern University (1980). John has over twenty-three years investment experience and is a CFA charterholder.