When we embarked on building Pier 88, it was our sincere belief that the best way to manage investments is through a client-centric perspective. This founding principle is the foundation by which Pier 88 has built a great and enduring asset management firm. We recognize investment management is a craft that must be nourished and fostered through a culture of discipline, intellectual curiosity and passion for our clients. We endeavor to embrace a long-term investment approach that will encourage thoughtful decision making to drive superior performance for our clients.
We recognized that hard work alone was not in itself sufficient; rather Pier 88 needed to be surrounded by a world class team who shared our integrity, vision and passion for excellence in investment management. We are so proud of the strong relationship we have with our founding board members and capital partners. Their commitment to the firm has been unwavering. Our collective years of experience inform us to seek opportunities when others with shorter-time horizons react impatiently. My fellow Board members and I are so pleased to announce our new partnership with The Doctors Company who share in our vision and are committed to helping Pier 88 to further our judicious growth. All of us at Pier 88 remain committed to being as transparent and deliberate in the steps we take to building an enduring firm, as we do in the investments we make on behalf of our clients. We humbly recognize our obligation as an acting fiduciary, to be a trusted steward of client capital, and are committed to always fine-tuning our craft to continually earn this right.
FRANK T. TIMONS, FOUNDER, CEO & CIO
Pier 88 Investment Partners, LLC is a San Francisco-based alternative asset management firm established in October 2013. We seek to provide investors with above-market returns through investments in public equities and convertible bonds. Our investment philosophy is rooted in a thorough understanding of the overall macro environment and deep fundamental research of our portfolio companies. We employ a disciplined approach to identify strategic companies where a patient investor can unlock value that is overlooked by those with shorter investment horizons. Pier 88 principals operate under the assumption that investing money for clients is a privilege —deserving of respect, dedication, and commitment to long-term partnership.
Frank T. Timons is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Pier 88 Investment Partners. Previously, Frank had several roles at Lord Abbett including: Portfolio Manager for the convertible strategy (2012- 2013); Portfolio Manager for the large cap core and large cap value strategies (2010-2012); and Research Analyst specializing in technology companies (2007-2010). Prior to joining Lord Abbett, Frank was a Research Analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co and Senior Strategist at Sun MicroSystems (2001-2004) focusing on venture capital investments. Frank holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
FRANK T. TIMONS
Christopher Mullahy is a Managing Director and Head of Global Sales & Client Service for Pier 88 Investment Partners. Chris joined the firm from BNYMellon Investment Management where he led distribution of Alternatives, Equities and Fixed Income in the Endowment & Foundation Channel. Prior to joining BNYMellon Chris held Institutional Asset Management Sales Leadership roles at GE Asset Management. He was also responsible for new business development in the Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit market at UBS Asset Management and Fidelity Investments. Chris holds a B.S. from Boston University where he graduated cum laude.
Gwen Cheni is the Assistant Portfolio Manager on both the equity and convertible products at Pier 88. Prior to joining Pier 88, Gwen was a Senior Equity Analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman, Lord Abbett, and a Research Analyst at Legg Mason Capital Management. She also worked as an Associate Equity Analyst at J.P. Morgan, and started her career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. She received her B.A. from Yale University with a major in Economics and minor-equivalent in Computer Science Electrical Engineering, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.B.A. in four concentrations from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with Honors. She is a C.F.A. charterholder.
Annabel Yacob is an Investment Analyst at Pier 88. Annabel's previous experience includes an internship at Moffatt & Nichol as an economic research and project finance analyst. Prior to joining the firm this year, Annabel attended New York University, Stern School of Business where she received her B.S. in Finance and Economics.
SALES & OPERATIONS
Jackie Fertitta is the COO & CCO for Pier 88 Investment Partners. Previously, Jackie was a Vice President in business management for Americas Equities at Citi (2007-2013), focused on business development, risk and controls. She also held roles as a Fixed Income Trading Assistant and Operations Specialist including monitoring trade capture, risk, P&L, trade confirmation and settlement. Jackie holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo and holds a M.B.A. from Hofstra University.
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Mr. Walrod is an independent investor and entrepreneur with a focus on high growth companies in technology, healthcare and financial services. Previously, Mr. Walrod was a general partner at Oak Investment Partners where he led and managed equity investments including NextG Networks (CCI), Presidio Networked Solutions, Zayo (ZAYO), Wavestream (GILT) and CoreTek (NT).
Mr. Walrod has also worked with Vodafone Ventures, Bridgescale Partners and McKinsey & Company. Currently, Mr. Walrod sits on the boards of Pier 88, SCRx, Gener8, Lumasense Technologies, TrustID and Violin Memory. He also has significant experience internationally, having worked in China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Vietnam. Mr. Walrod received his B.A. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Research Lab of Electronics and completed a J.D. at the Harvard Law School.
G. DOUGLAS EDWARDS
Mr. Edwards is President of the Edwin M. Jones Oil Co. of San Antonio, TX, a family owned enterprise that was founded in 1921. The company has extensive real estate and oil and gas holdings in South Central Texas.
He was previously the CEO of Morgan Keegan and Co., a division of Regions Financial Corp., where he served as a member of the Executive Council. Edwards currently serves as director of Microban International Corp., BBH Capital Partners Fund IV, The SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education, the Baptist Memorial Healthcare Foundation, and is the Regional Chairman of Teach for America and sits on the Board of Pier 88. A graduate of the University of Memphis and a member of the University’s Board of Visitors, he was awarded the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.
W. REID SANDERS
Mr. Sanders is the co-founder and former executive vice president of Southeastern Asset Management and the former president of the Longleaf Partners Mutual Funds – 1975-2000. Mr. Sanders is a private investor and is the president of Sanders Investment Company and Sanders Properties. He is a director of MAA Apartment Communities, Two Harbors Investment Company, and Independent Bank. He serves on the investment committee board of Cypress Realty, the board of Pier 88 Investment Partners, and the advisory board of SSM Venture Partners. Mr. Sanders is the former chairman of Two Rivers Capital Management, and his former directorships include Pioneer Investment Management Group, Harbor Global Company LTD, PioGlobal Asset Management, and TBA Entertainment Corp. Mr. Sanders is a trustee of Rhodes College, the Hugo Dixon Foundation and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, as well as serving as president of the Dixon Endowment. He currently serves as a trustee of The Hutchison School and the Tennessee Shakespeare Company. He is a former trustee of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia and past president of the Virginia Alumnae Association, and is a past trustee of the Campbell Clinic Foundation, the Children’s Museum, Youth Services/Bridges, and the Memphis Zoological Society. Mr. Sanders received his BA degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1971.
Mr. White is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Primary Data. He is responsible for planning and implementing Primary Data’s corporate and marketing strategies. Mr. White brings years of entrepreneurial experience to the company.
Most recently, he co-founded Fusion-io, Inc. where he served as CEO until 2008, followed by CMO until May 2013, and board member until July 2013. During his tenure, Fusion-io quickly established itself as a leader, winning several key industry awards, and in June of 2011 went public, quickly reaching a market cap of over $3 billion. Mr. White has founded several successful technology companies that have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars, including Phobos Corporation, a provider of Internet traffic management solutions that was acquired by SonicWall (Dell) for $319 million, and Forum Systems, an industry leader in data center solutions and cloud gateway technology. Mr. White has been recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Morgan Stanley’s Master Entrepreneur awards recipient, and AIGA’s Top-50 Brand.
Mr. Preimesberger is a Certified Public Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer for The Doctors Company (TDC), the largest physician-owned medical professional liability insurer in the United States.
Prior to joining The Doctors Company in 2004, Mr. Preimesberger was the Chief Financial Officer and senior vice president of Finance and Information Technology for fourteen years at Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP), a Los Angeles-based medical professional liability carrier. He also served as CEO of Medical Risk Management Insurance Services, Inc., an affiliated insurance agency servicing physician practices. Mr. Preimesberger has over 30 years’ experience as a CFO specializing in financial institutions and investment management.
Prior to his career at CAP, Mr. Preimesberger spent eight years with a publicly held property/casualty insurance and real estate services company where he was the Chief Financial Officer prior to his departure. He had previously held a management position with the auditing and consulting firm of Deloitte. Mr. Preimesberger serves as the co-chair of the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) Finance and Technology Education Committee. Mr. Preimesberger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Wilson joined The Doctors Company as its first Chief Investment Officer effective October 1, 2017. Mr. Wilson is responsible for the development, management and oversight of the company's strategic investment program, and ensures that the overall investment and growth objectives are met in support of the company's underwriting profile and operating results. Mr. Wilson is responsible for overseeing the company's $4.3 billion investment portfolio with the goal of preserving and growing the surplus from its current value of $2.1 billion.
Prior to joining The Doctors Company, Mr. Wilson served as Head of Institutional Consulting for The Optimal Service Group, an investment consultant that specializes in advice to the medical malpractice industry. He has over 25 years of investment and consulting experience.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, earned Phi Beta Kappa honors, and was an Academic All-American for his success on the gridiron.
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