Gary B. Bland wants out of retirement and is looking for work.
Since retiring last summer from Boeing Co., where he was vice president-trust investments, Mr. Bland said he is having a hard time adjusting to life as a pensioner.
"I'm too young for this," said Mr. Bland, who oversaw Boeing's $41 billion defined benefit fund and $24 billion defined contribution fund. "I'm getting a little tired of being retired. I'm not a golf fanatic."
He interviewed for the opening for director of investments at the Oregon State Treasury, overseeing its $36 billion in pension and $14 billion in other funds. No decision has been made yet on filling the position. The treasurer's staff won't disclose the names of the finalists.
"This has been a well-run fund for years," he said, adding that the treasury staff is recognized for its innovation. "So from that standpoint, they may not need to be in a hurry" to fill it. "That will be a good job, whoever gets it," he said.
Mr. Bland said he has been contacted by Russell Reynolds Associates as a possible candidate for the new chief investment officer position at the new National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust, which is starting with some $20 billion.
Last fall, he was rejected for a position with an endowment, he said, and he has been doing some freelance investment consulting; he declined to identify the fund or clients.
Mr. Bland would like to return to work in institutional investing. "I'm willing to relocate to a decent place," he said. "Manhattan, maybe not. But I'd consider going anywhere for a price."
"I have a nice retirement from Boeing, so I don't have to demand big money," he added.