Derek Pilecki, CFA
Managing Member and Portfolio Manager
In 2008, Derek Pilecki founded Gator Capital Management. At Gator, Derek has the ultimate responsibility for all investment decisions. He manages a long/short hedge fund focused on the Financials sector and several traditional long-only portfolios.
From 2002 through 2008, Derek was a member of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Growth Equity Team. While at GSAM, Derek was the co-Chair of the Investment Committee for the Growth Team and was a Portfolio Manager. He was also a member of the portfolio management team responsible for the Goldman Sachs Capital Growth Fund, and provided primary coverage of the Financials for the Growth Team.
Prior to GSAM, Derek was an Analyst at Clover Capital Management in Rochester, NY and Burridge Growth Partners in Chicago, IL and covered the Financials sector at both firms. Before entering graduate school, Derek worked at Fannie Mae providing interest rate risk analysis for the company's mortgage investment portfolio.
Derek holds an MBA with honors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from Duke University.
Erik Anderson, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Anderson joins Gator Capital Management with over eight years of experience acting as CFO and COO for several hedge funds and investment managers with assets ranging from $100M to $500M. He will be responsible for oversight and management of financial reporting, shareholder services, and all other back and middle office functions for GCM.
Most recently he served as CFO for Praesidis Advisors. Praesidis Advisors manages hedge funds focused exclusively on the North American power and utility sectors. Prior to Praesidis, he was the CFO and a founding employee of the Jove Capital Fund. The launch included building out all back office controls and systems that were in place for the fund. Mr. Anderson was CFO for Imperium Capital Management from 2003 through 2005.
Prior to his experience in the hedge fund industry he was with SunTrust Bank. Mr. Anderson earned his BS in Finance from Florida State University.
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