INVESTMENT TEAM

Gary Kohler
Chief Investment Officer / Portfolio Manager

Gary Kohler has 25+ years 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.

 

Adam Wright
Managing Partner

Before founding Blue Clay in 2012, Adam worked with Gary for five years at Whitebox Advisors in Minneapolis.  Prior to joining Whitebox, Adam worked for UnitedHealth Group in corporate development and Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the investment banking division.  Adam has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.

 

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.