INVESTMENT TEAM

Gary Kohler
Chief Investment Officer / Portfolio Manager

Gary Kohler has three decades of investment experience managing both family office and hedge fund assets.  Before founding Blue Clay in 2012, Gary was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Whitebox Advisors and a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Okabena Company.  Gary has an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BS in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

 

Brian Durst
Managing Director

Before founding Blue Clay in 2012, Brian gained substantial investment experience at hedge fund Stark Investments and private equity firm Wind Point Partners.  Brian also worked for Quad/Graphics in corporate development and Goldman, Sachs, & Co. in the investment banking division.  Brian has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Finance, Accounting and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin.

 

Paul Dwyer
Research Analyst

Prior to joining Blue Clay in 2013, Paul worked as Manager of Corporate Development and Strategy for Gevo, Inc. and as an Associate in the investment banking division of Piper Jaffray Companies.  Paul has a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from Creighton University and is a CFA charterholder.