Ms. Aryannesh Patel started working with Gator Capital Management in August of 2023. At Gator, Aryannesh is an Investment Professional.

Prior to joining Gator, Aryannesh worked for over two years with Ernst & Young where her responsibilities included statutory audit of banking and finance companies. Aryannesh holds a Bachelor of Management Studies and a Master of Science degree in Finance.

Aryannesh provides her services to Gator Capital Management through Tristone Strategic Partners. Tristone provides research & investment professionals to support investment firms.

In 2014, Chris Pilecki joined Gator Capital Management as a Trader and Quantitative Analyst.

From 2008 through 2014, Chris was a Trader at Chesapeake Capital Corporation where he gained extensive experience trading equity index, fixed income, foreign currency (FX) and commodity futures contracts on global exchanges. While at Chesapeake, Chris also was involved in trading system research.

Chris was an analyst at Atlantic Capital Management in Richmond, VA from 2003 to 2008. At Atlantic, Chris followed small and mid-cap companies in the technology and energy sectors. He also worked at Shockoe Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund, and in the sell side research department of Wachovia Securities prior to joining Atlantic Capital.

Chris holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

In 2008, Derek Pilecki founded Gator Capital Management. He currently manages a long/short financials strategy, long-only financials strategy, and various other individual portfolios. Derek has managed a private fund for 11 years. He launched one mutual fund and took over management of another mutual fund.

From 2002 through 2008, Derek was a member of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Growth Equity Team (Co-Chair of the Investment Committee for the Growth Team and a Portfolio Manager).

Prior to GSAM, Derek was an Analyst at Clover Capital Management in Rochester, NY and Burridge Growth Partners in Chicago, IL. He covered the Financials sector at both firms. Before entering graduate school, Derek worked at Fannie Mae providing interest rate risk analysis for the company’s mortgage investment portfolio.

Derek holds an MBA with honors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from Duke University. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

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