AQUARIAN HOLDINGS NAMES JAY YOOK AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
February 7, 2022, New York – Aquarian Holdings (“Aquarian”) announced today that it has named Jay Yook as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Yook will be responsible for working with Aquarian and its portfolio companies to help manage their respective strategic growth plans.
“We are excited to welcome Jay to Aquarian as Chief Operating Officer,” said Rudy Sahay, Managing Partner at Aquarian. “Jay brings a unique mix of experience – from helping companies scale in a disciplined, efficient way to working through new concept evaluation and execution – that makes him the ideal person for COO as we continue our path forward at Aquarian.”
Prior to joining Aquarian, Mr. Yook served as Head of Transformation at the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, responsible for the firm’s largest and most complex corporate initiatives, reporting to the Co-Chief Executive Officer. Over his 12 years at Bridgewater, he held several other senior leadership roles in technology, operations, and strategic partner management. Mr. Yook joined Bridgewater from McKinsey, where he served as an Engagement Manager, and began his career at Deloitte. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University and his B.S.E. from Princeton University.
“Rudy and the Aquarian team have built an incredible platform to take the best ideas – in investing, insurance, technology – prove them, and then scale them to deliver long-term value,” said Mr. Yook. “I believe my experience complements their efforts and will help continue their exceptional growth.”
Added Eileen Murray, Strategic Advisor to Aquarian and former co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, “In my time working with him, Jay has been a trusted partner in highly complex, mission-critical scale-outs. His skillset and experience will be invaluable to realizing the many opportunities that Aquarian has underway.”
About Aquarian Holdings
Aquarian Holdings is a diversified holding company with interests in businesses including insurance, asset management, real estate, and technology. We draw on our decades of collective experience to provide debt and equity capital solutions that meet the objectives of our partners and portfolio companies. For more information, please visit www.aquarianlp.com.