Our Firm

Gator Capital Management is a boutique investment manager specializing in managing non-diversified, concentrated portfolios of high-quality growth stocks. Our goal is to create wealth for our clients by outperforming the market benchmarks. We offer clients several investment strategies such as a small- cap focused strategy (Gator Concentrated Small-Cap), separately managed accounts, and a financial services sector private fund

Gator is based in Tampa, Florida. The firm was founded by Derek Pilecki in 2008. We provide investment management services to institutions, individuals, advisers, and foundations. Our firm’s portfolio managers have dedicated over 30 years combined in investment management.

Gator Capital Management is a SEC Registered Investment Adviser*.

Competitive Advantage

  • Experience: Our firm founder and portfolio manager has extensive experience investing across the financial sector. 
  • Specialization: Our strategies are founded on our proven investment approaches. 
  • Focus: We focus on buying the underlying business while maintaining a strong sell discipline.

Firm Differentiators

Gator has maintained a consistent investment philosophy since inception: 

  • OUR TEAM

    The core of our dedication to excellence for our customers is our management team.

  • PHILOSOPHY

    Founded on the principles of a deep understanding of successful investment strategies.

  • PROCESS

    We employ a disciplined and consistent investment process across all portfolios.


*Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training.