Hartley Alan 5.19.17

Alan Hartley


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.