Geoffrey C. Gardner, CFA
Mr. Gardner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sounding Capital Partners, a leading alternative investment firm. In this role he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and for contributing to the successful operation of each business group. Mr. Gardner has been making private investments for over 20 years and has completed principal transactions in excess of $1.0 billion.
Prior to founding Sounding he was a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Patriot Equities, L.P. where he was responsible for the firm’s investment program. While at Patriot he acquired assets from several large counterparties including Wells Fargo, Broadcom, Continental Tire, Darden Restaurants, Aramark and Macy’s. Before co-founding Patriot, Mr. Gardner was the Director of Acquisitions for Preferred Real Estate Investments and started his career as an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.
Mr. Gardner received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware and as captain of the school’s football team was named to the GTE/CoSIDA All-Academic team and was a Burger King National Scholar Athlete. He is a member of the CFA Institute and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.