Brian L. Gevry, CFA, is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Boyd Watterson, responsible for the strategic leadership of the company and oversight of the company’s investment processes and committees. As CEO, he focuses on the development and execution of the firm’s vision, cultural values, goals, and strategies, allocating resources as necessary to meet client needs while achieving the long-term success of the organization. As Co-CIO, his focus is guiding the investment process, including developing investment philosophy and procedures to ensure Boyd Watterson delivers investment results that meet client expectations while maintaining moderate levels of risk.
Brian joined Boyd Watterson’s predecessor firm, Duff & Phelps Investment Management, in November of 1991. Prior to becoming CEO and CIO in 2006, Brian held various management positions including Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CIO. His approach to leadership reflects his personal philosophy which is centered around honesty and integrity. Brian has worked to shape the organization’s foundational culture, emphasizing inclusivity and transparency, to ensure all employees understand and demonstrate Boyd Watterson’s values and beliefs.
Additionally, Brian established the Strategic Management Process, through which he sets and oversees long-term company and line of business objectives. He has been instrumental in the company’s growth, more than doubling its size in a five-year period, including both assets under management and the number of employees. This growth accelerated in 2013 when BWAM established the real estate line of business and launched its first private open-end real estate fund. Company AUM, comprising fixed income, real estate, and equity strategies, has since been on a continual growth trajectory. Throughout his tenure as CIO, Brian has expanded Boyd Watterson’s national footprint, opening offices in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Washington, D.C., Tampa, FL, and most recently, Denver, CO, to join the already-established headquarters in Cleveland, OH, and office in Chicago, IL.