Ayaz brings almost 30 years of investment management experience to West Branch Capital
He serves as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.
Ayaz founded West Branch Capital
in 2004 after spending 22 years as a top wealth advisor at premier global investment banks: Kidder Peabody, Smith Barney
and Lehman Brothers
At Lehman Brothers
helped build the Wealth Management Group
in Boston and co-managed the Equity and Fixed Income Middle Market Institutional Trading Desks.
has a unique insight into how the "sell-side" works and understands the complex relationship between the "sell-side" and brokerage/wealth management firms.
leverages this knowledge to benefit the firm's clients.
has over 10 years of investment management experience.
He is a Principal of the firm and serves as the Director of Research.
Prior to joining West Branch, Geoff was a Partner at p-Value Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm focused on public and private life science investments.
Prior to joining p-Value, he served as a Portfolio Manager for Mansur Capital Corp., where he oversaw equity and alternative investments for a large family office.
Geoff began his investment career as an equity analyst with several large institutional asset managers, including Columbia Wanger Asset Management and Mesirow Financial.
Geoff holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and an A.B. from Princeton University.