alan-myersAlan R. Myers, CFA

Education:

Guilford College – BS, Mgmt
Washington Univ., St. Louis – MBA

Biography:  Alan’s passion for stocks began at the age of twelve.  He began his career as a stockbroker, but soon learned that a career in sales was not his forte.  He next worked for a small investment advisory firm helping design and value pension plans for small businesses.  He left there to attend graduate school at Washington University, St. Louis, one of the top programs in the nation.

After graduate school, Alan worked for T. Rowe Price Group.  There he interacted daily with portfolio managers, traders, custodians and clients.  It was during this time he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  After leaving T. Rowe Price, Alan served as Research Director for a value-oriented investment newsletter.  He left the newsletter business to launch Aerie Capital.

In addition to investing, Alan also has a passion for track and field.  A good high school runner, he went on to earn a spot on a Division I college cross country team.  After college, he continued to run competitively and attempted to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon.  His bid was unsuccessful due to injuries, though the experience was invaluable. In addition to competing, he has been involved in all aspects of track and field including coaching and officiating.

When not seeking out that next good investment idea or running, Alan served on the Alumni Board of Guilford College.  He is still active in Guilford Alumni activities as well as helping recruit students (especially track and field athletes) to his alma mater.  He and his wife Laura are active with several animal rescue organizations such as Boston Terrier Rescue of NC, East Tennessee Boston Terrier Rescue and Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue.  In addition, they are active members of The Gathering of Baltimore, a non-denominational congregation that Alan helped start over ten years ago.