Gary brings over 20 years of experience in information services, customer service, operations, and retail and has an obsessive passion for investment management and financial planning. Gary helped found ShopLocal, one of the leading providers of Web shopping services for retailers, where he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer. Gary started as the 8th employee and was responsible for operations, technology, client services, and analysis. His team built the company to more than 150 employees serving many of the top retailers in the country. Gary’s prior work experience includes 7 years at Circuit City Stores as Director of Inventory Productivity and Extended Service Plans, where he was responsible for the company’s $500 million warranty program and led Circuit City’s first supply chain initiatives. In addition, Gary was a Corporate Business Development Manager at General Electric, worked in the strategy practice at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and in corporate finance at Sears, Roebuck and Co. Gary received a B.S. degree in math and physics from Duke University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he concentrated in finance and management policy. Much to the dismay of his family, Gary spends much of his free time applying his quantitative skills to investment analysis.