I work at HH and love my job because at HH, the firm is about taking care of clients, doing the right thing and not maximizing revenue or profits, all while prioritizing our associates’ well being.
As President and Chief Operating Officer of Halbert Hargrove, JC is charged with the day-to-day running of the firm. Execution and operational excellence are his bywords; we consider him our glue. JC has had the privilege to be involved in most facets of the firm, and has enjoyed being part of HH’s growth and success. He says he enjoys the dynamic nature of his role: “I like solving big challenges.”
He joined HH as Operations Manager in 1996.
JC earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis from the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administracion in Bogota, Colombia, and his MBA from University of Redlands School of Business. He was awarded the ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY™ designation by the University of Pittsburgh-affiliated Center for Fiduciary Studies. In 2016, JC earned a LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was part of Stanford’s Pioneer cohort—the first group of leaders to engage in this leadership program.
Married to Ruth for 31 years, JC is dad to Nico and Isabella. The Abusaid family has one Boston Terrier named Lola. JC’s commitment to exercising and eating healthy is legendary; call him a health freak, and he’ll take it as a compliment. Outside of the office, you’ll find him running, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.
I like to swim with sharks – my favorite area is off the coast of Oahu.