Brian Lockhart, CFP®

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Lockhart is an owner and a member of the Management Board of Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk. He is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Peak Capital Management, LLC (PCM), which SKK acquired in February 2020. With over 25 years of portfolio management experience, he serves as the co-portfolio manager of PCM’s suite of proprietary strategies, directing the company’s dynamic allocation of distinguished ETF investment strategies implemented on behalf of high net worth and institutional clients. Brian has been featured in multiple media outlets, including Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune and Business Week. He is an active conference speaker, presenting on topics such as portfolio and risk management and alternative investments. Brian is on the boards of Newdea and NanoDX, Inc. Brian received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Brian was also awarded a certificate for completion of the Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance Program (11/2017), at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.


Clint Pekrul, CFA

Chief Equity Strategist & Head of Research

Clint Pekrul, CFA is Head of Research at Peak Capital Management (PCM), and is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s quantitatively driven strategies. Clint has over 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining PCM, Clint worked in the asset management group at Curian Capital, a registered investment advisor, where he managed $2BB in managed risk strategies. Clint is often heralded as a pioneer in creating and managing portfolios using ETF’s. Clint holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Clint resides in Denver where he enjoys fly fishing when he is not managing portfolios.