John K. Hurley

Lecturer, Finance

John K. Hurley

Lecturer in Finance

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Teaching Statement

John Hurley focuses his energy at the Stanford GSB on course and case development in investment management. Along with Professor Steve Grenadier, he teaches the investment courses created by and taught from 1968-2017 by the late Professor Jack McDonald. Mr. Hurley also works with students and GSB graduates contemplating investment careers and new fund formation.


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.

Mr. Hurley serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute, the Board of Directors of Business Executives for National Security and the EastWest Council of Advisors on Track II Diplomacy. In addition to lecturing at the GSB, he is a member of the Princeton University History Department Advisory Board.

Mr. Hurley graduated with honors from Princeton 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 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 and his wife Kamilla (GSB 1992) have three sons.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1993
  • BA (cum laude), Princeton University, 1986

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2005

Professional Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner, Cavalry Asset Management, 2003-present
  • Managing Partner, Bowman Capital Management, 1997–2001
  • Research Analyst–Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments, 1992–1997
  • Lieutenant–Captain, U.S. Army, 1986–1991

School News

June 20, 2018
Alumni and friends of Jack McDonald gather for the official renaming celebration of the life and legacy of the GSB's beloved professor of 50 years.
February 05, 2018
A beloved professor whose former students span the globe, Jack McDonald is internationally known for his work on investment in the context of global equity markets.