Marcel Gesell, CFA


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 provides general consulting services to a select group of institutional clients. He was also previously 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.