A founding member of Gerber Taylor in 1990, Mr. Gerber focuses his efforts on research, strategic planning, investment strategy development and the management of Gerber Taylor’s funds. Mr. Gerber has worked in the investment industry since 1983. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee. After college, Mr. Gerber served as a Naval Flight Officer for six years.
Mr. Douglass joined Gerber Taylor in 1994 and focuses on developing and executing the investment philosophy and manager selection of the Gerber Taylor funds, as well as, overseeing their day-to-day operations. Prior to Gerber Taylor, he was an attorney with the office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., and prior to that, he was a senior tax consultant with Ernst & Young where he was a CPA. Mr. Douglass received a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, a J.D. from the University of Memphis, and a LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated with Distinction. Mr. Douglass is a licensed attorney (inactive status) and a former CPA.
Mrs. Elliott joined Gerber Taylor in 2008 and coodinates the effort of the Asset Allocation Committee and serves on many of the firm’s Investment Committees where she helps to guide portfolio construction, risk management and manager selection. Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Elliott was an investment consultant for a family office. Previously, she held various positions in the Treasury Department of AutoZone, including Treasurer, and was a commercial lender for a predecessor to Bank of America. Mrs. Elliott received a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Mr. Moore joined Gerber Taylor in 2010 and is the Co-Director of Research for Hedge Funds. Mr. Moore focuses on portfolio construction, risk management, and fund manager selection. Prior to joining Gerber Taylor, he was Managing Partner of Blackfish Capital LLC where he served as portfolio manager of a hedge fund of funds for five years. In addition, Mr. Moore has extensive experience with family investment offices having served as the Chief Investment Officer of The Riverstone Group, an institutional size family investment office. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Moore worked at McKinsey & Company serving Private Equity and Financial clients. Mr. Moore received his MBA with Distinction from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in 2000 and earned a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy graduating with Merit. Mr. Moore served for eight years in the U.S. Navy as a SEAL officer and worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in Special Operations.
Mr. Johns joined Gerber Taylor in 2019 and focuses on equity and credit strategies. Prior to joining Gerber Taylor, he was the chief investment officer (CIO) at SouthOcean, a family office in South Florida, for the past six years. Prior to that position, he was at another family office, The Riverstone Group, for eight years, the first two as deputy CIO and the last six as CIO of their investment portfolio. He previously was with McKinsey & Company in Washington, D.C. Rich began his career as an officer on board U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarines. He received a BS in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with distinction; an MS in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University; and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ryan joined Gerber Taylor in 2002. He leads the firm’s effort in their private equity and real assets strategies. In addition, he serves on the Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to joining Gerber Taylor, Mr. Ryan worked for Morgan Keegan as an investment banker specializing in the private placements of equity and debt securities. He received a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from Northwestern University. After college Mr. Ryan served in the US Navy as a SEAL Team officer.
Mr. McLennon joined Gerber Taylor in 2008 and focuses on the firm’s private equity and real assets investment strategies. Prior to joining Gerber Taylor, Mr. McLennon was an Investment Banker with FTN Midwest Securities specializing in merger and capital raising advisory for financial institutions. He received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Dayton and his MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University. Mr. McLennon has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Gowen joined Gerber Taylor in 1995 and focuses on absolute and relative valuations with respect to traditional asset classes. He serves on the Investment Committee for several of the Gerber Taylor investment strategies and has primary responsibility for managing the GT U.S. and GT International Equity Funds. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Tennessee and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Montesi joined Gerber Taylor in 2010 and focuses on research and manager selection with respect to traditional and alternative asset classes. Previously, he was an investment banker at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta. He also has experience in private equity and private debt and as an entrepreneur. Mr. Montesi earned an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina with a concentration in Finance. Mr. Montesi currently serves as the Board Treasurer of Memphis College Prep, an elementary public charter school.
Mr. Estes joined Gerber Taylor in 2013. He is an investment analyst focused primarily on research and manager selection for the hedge fund strategies, having previously worked on the firm's private equity and real asset portfolios. Mr. Estes received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics / Commerce and Business from Rhodes College. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Leo Corrigan, IV
Mr. Corrigan rejoined Gerber Taylor in 2013 as an investment analyst. He previously worked for Gerber Taylor from 2008-2010 as an analyst. Mr. Corrigan received his B.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Steven T. Francomacaro
Mr. Francomacaro joined Gerber Taylor in 2014. He is an investment analyst supporting asset allocation and manager research as well as other analytical responsibilities. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Francomacaro has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.