Mr. Gesell originally joined Verus in 2016 with the merger of Strategic Investment Solutions, rejoining in 2019. Working out of the San Francisco office, he is responsible for risk-related client support, thought leadership, and contributions to the firm’s risk consulting practice. He has more than fifteen years of experience helping large institutional investors design and maintain risk-efficient asset mixes appropriate to their liabilities and their particular level of risk tolerance.
Mr. Gesell joined Strategic Investment Solutions in 2000. Before that, he served as a portfolio manager at First Interstate Bank (now Wells Fargo), where he managed $200 million in private client accounts. He was responsible for establishing his clients’ strategic plans, investment objectives, asset allocation mixes, and portfolio structure.
Mr. Gesell is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. He has a bachelor of science degree (BS) in computational mathematics from Arizona State University and holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in finance from San Francisco State University. Prior to his investment management career, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.