Mr. Whitton is an executive vice president and product strategist in the Newport Beach office, focusing on both liquid real asset and defined contribution solutions, including target date funds. In this role, he created and launched a hybrid target date series called RealPath Blend and a personalized target date solution called myTDF. Mr. Whitton previously spent five years in Singapore as a director and head of PIMCO Asia Private Limited, overseeing all aspects of the client servicing and business development efforts in Southeast Asia. Mr. Whitton joined the firm as an account manager and a credit product specialist in Newport Beach before relocating to Singapore in 2006. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2002, he was with Merrill Lynch and Deloitte Consulting. He has 21 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and undergraduate degrees from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.