Brian Lockhart, CFP®

Chief Investment Officer

Brian is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Peak Capital Management, LLC (PCM). With over 20 years of portfolio management experience, he serves as the co-portfolio manager of PCM’s suite of strategies. Brian directs the company’s tactical allocation of PCM’s unique investment models and has been crafting ETF strategies for nearly a decade, making PCM an early adopter of ETFs. Brian has been featured in multiple media outlets including Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune and Business Week. An active conference speaker, Brian communicates on topics ranging from portfolio and risk management to alternative investments. A graduate of Polytechnic State University in California, Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over 25 years and love living in Colorado where they raised their two children, Caleb and Jennifer.

geoffryEliasonGeoff Eliason, CFP®

Chief Operations Officer and Head of Distribution

With over 12 years of industry experience, Geoff, in his role as COO at Peak Capital is responsible for operational demands, oversight and execution of the client service model, distribution and marketing relating to the PCM’s investment strategies and unique private equity offerings. Geoff enjoys guiding financial professionals and individual investors in navigating the complexities around comprehensive wealth management and arriving at unique, customized solutions. Prior to joining Peak Capital, Geoff served as the Business Development Officer at Invesco PowerShares overseeing the largest RIA relationships, family offices, and ETF Strategists for the western half of the US. Geoff received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He and his wife Lisa live in Highlands Ranch, CO with their two children, Emma and Logan.

ClintPekrulClint Pekrul, CFA

Head of Research

Mr. Pekrul, CFA is Head of Research at Peak Capital, and is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s quantitatively driven strategies. Mr. Pekrul has approximately 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Peak, Mr. Pekrul worked in the asset management group at Curian Capital, a registered investment advisor. Mr. Pekrul holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Steve Vannelli

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Steven Vannelli is chief executive officer of Gavekal Capital and chief investment officer of the Gavekal Knowledge Leaders Funds. He oversees investment strategy, asset allocation, security selection and management of the investment team. Steve leads development on Gavekal’s analysis of intangible capital, studying how it affects corporate profitability and wealth creation. His work is the core of Gavekal’s proprietary security selection models which are based on a novel approach to accounting for intangible capital. Steve has been an equity analyst and portfolio manager for more than 20 years. Previously, he served for 10 years at Denver-based money management firm Alexander Capital, most recently as Head of Equities. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver and is a CFA charterholder.

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Dan Bauer is founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bauer Wealth Management. With 20 years on Wall Street and 18 years of portfolio management experience he brings an intimate understanding of portfolio management and all inclusive wealth management.  Having spent the vast majority of his career focused on high net-worth individuals, foundations and endowments his understanding of risk controlled investing and goal oriented planning is superb.  Dan is fluent in Spanish and spent his first year on Wall Street working with investors wanting to hedge currencies across foreign exchanges.  Prior to establishing Bauer Wealth Management Dan spent 11 years at Charles Schwab where he was part of the first team who rolled out Schwab Private Client working with high net-worth individuals and families developing immediate portfolio solutions and long term planning.  Dan attended Ricks College in Idaho for two years and is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver.  Dan is a registered financial planner and alumni of the College of Financial Planning.  Although Dan is not affiliated with an insurance company, Dan has his insurance license and provides advice on insurance coverage.  Dan is a Colorado native where he and his wife Amy of 19 years are in the process of raising five wonderful daughters, Lauren, Elizabeth, Madison, Alexis and Katelynn.