Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Jacobson is a founding member of Pearl Capital Advisors LLC
Tim focuses on the investment research, risk management, and marketing efforts for Pearl’s investment strategies and serves as the firm’s CIO and Co-Portfolio Manager. Mr. Jacobson is the co-creator of all Pearl’s investment strategies and funds. Tim has over 15 years of financial market experience across a number of investment practices.
Prior to co-founding Pearl Capital, Tim led managing research and due diligence efforts, quantitative research, macroeconomic research, and portfolio construction efforts at a number of firms. Tim began his career at Franklin Templeton Investments where he was a member of the firm’s alternative investment strategy team and oversaw the firm’s international fixed income risk management efforts.
Mr. Jacobson has been an active member of the CFA Society of San Francisco, a member chapter of the CFA Institute where he is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Jacobson is a graduate of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Finance and holds the FINRA Series 3 registration.
Chief Technology Officer
Ms. Elston is a founding member of Pearl and leads the software development functions of Pearl's proprietary systems.
Prior to founding Pearl, Ms. Elston had specialized in software development, data processing and cloud technologies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Elston was lead architect on multiple projects using a wide range of technologies creating synergistic technology solutions in diverse industries including: financial institutions, military, and government organizations. Most fittingly Ms. Elston has developed multi-threading real-time risk monitoring applications for monitoring financial assets.
Ms. Elston received a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from INCCA University (Bogota, Colombia) and her master's degree in Project Management with emphasis in software development from the prestigious Rosario University (Bogota, Colombia). Ms. Elston holds numerous industry certifications including, but not limited to: AWS Big Data Specialist, AWS Developer, and AWS Solutions Architect.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Stringer is a founding member of Pearl Capital Advisors LLC.
Lawson leads the trading and investment operations of all Pearl’s investment strategies as COO and co-portfolio manager. His concentration focuses on market volatility research and risk management. Mr. Stringer is the co-creator of all Pearl’s investment strategies and funds. Lawson has over 15 years of financial market experience including market mechanics, trading, and financial technology development.
Prior to co-founding Pearl Capital, Lawson led teams at State Street Corporation that focused on counter party risk management for some of the world's largest insurance and pension funds such as CalPers & CalSters. Additionally, Lawson has led trading desk and middle office teams at boutique investment companies here in the Bay-Area. Mr. Stringer began his career working as a foreign exchange Market Maker for Henyep Capital Markets, located in London, England.
Mr. Stringer holds FINRA Series 3 and 65 registrations.