Meet the Team
Robert Branton, CEO
Robert currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Contego. He founded the Sub-Advisor in 2014. Prior thereto the formation of Contego, Robert accumulated over 20 years of financial industry experience. He started his career with Merrill Lynch managing money for clients and implementing company retirement plans and corporate cash plans. Robert departed Merrill Lynch to become one of the founding members of Orion Wealth Management, a wealth manager that was ultimately acquired by a larger wealth manager. [more]
Brian Gahsman, CIO/PM
Brian currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Contego Capital Group. Brian also serves as the Portfolio Manager of the AlphaCentric Robotics and Automation Fund (GNXIX).
Previously, Brian, along with Robert Branton, formed Gahsman Branton, LLC to focus exclusively on making investments in businesses benefiting from the robotics and automation theme. In March of 2017, Brian and Robert Branton joined Pacific View Asset Management, where Brian was responsible for managing the PVAM Global Innovations Strategy and AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund. [more]
Ryan Carlson, CCO
Ryan Carlson currently serves as the CCO and Investment Advisor Representative (“IAR”) with Contego fulfilling compliance duties for the firm and working with private/institutional clients.
Prior thereto, Ryan accumulated over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, overseeing departments in Compliance/Operations and Client Facing. After a short time with AXA Advisors, LLC he joined Smith Barney & Co. as a Financial Advisor. In 2008 Ryan was a co-founder of an independent financial advisory practice in West Fargo, North Dakota. [more]
Securities offered through Cabot Lodge Securities, LLC [CLS] Member FINRA / SIPC – Advisory services offered through Contego Capital Group – 200 Vesey Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281, 888.992.2268. Contego Capital Group is not controlled by or a subsidiary of CLS. Check the background of these investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.