Board of Trustee

Eric Gerster

Entered King: September 2015

Committee Membership: Athletic Task Force, Executive (At Large), Finance, Investment (Chair)

Student(s): Leena ’22

Spouse: Mini Nunna

Town: Riverside

College/Grad School: Boston College (BS), Wharton School University of Pennsylvania (MBA)

Bio: Eric currently serves as the CEO of Magnolia Lane Financial Advisors, an investment management and financial advisory firm he founded in early 2015, where he manages the investments for a select group of high net worth and corporate clients. Prior, Eric spent a decade in the hedge fund industry managing long/short equity portfolios. His experience includes managing capital for Redtail Capital, a division of Millennium Management LLP, and as Director of Fundamental Equities for a multi-strategy hedge fund at Guggenheim Partners. During 2010, Eric ran his own consulting firm, Avatar Advisors. While running Avatar, Eric consulted for various start-ups and publicly traded entities in the technology and telecom industries on issues including fundraising, business strategy, investor relations, and financial strategy.  

Eric sat on the Board of Graham Windham, a New York City based child welfare agency from 2008-2014. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, travel and spending time with his family.