Owner and Chief Investment Officer for Black Cypress
Capital. Alan launched Black Cypress in the midst of the 2008 and 2009 recession,
with an account of $400,000. The firm now manages $120 million. Alan is also
the current Investment Committee Chair of the University of North Florida
Foundation helping oversea the University’s $107 million endowment.
Alan has been in the investment field since 2004. His career
started with a research associate position at Ergates Capital, a long/short
hedge fund. Alan next joined Morningstar as a generalist/IPO equity analyst
where he covered thirteen different industries. Alan then managed $50 million
on the behalf of six different investment advisors.
A graduate of UNF summa cum laude, receiving a B.B.A. in Finance. He has also earned the right to display the CFA designation.
Alan has been published in Morningstar, Barron’s , SumZero,
Seeking Alpha, and other syndicated publications. In additional to his UNF
board involvement, Alan also regularly serves as UNF’s industry mentor for the
annual CFA Research Challenge.
Alan lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Ponte Vedra
Beach, FL. He enjoys reading, hiking, exercising, traveling, and cooking.