Derek Pilecki, CFA


Managing Member and Portfolio Manager

Email: derek.pilecki@gatorcapital.com


Phone: (813) 381-5376

In 2008, Derek Pilecki founded Gator Capital Management. He currently manages a long/short financials strategy, small-cap strategy, and various other individual portfolios.

From 2002 through 2008, Derek was a member of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Growth Equity Team. While at GSAM, Derek was the Co-Chair of the Investment Committee for the Growth Team and a Portfolio Manager. As a member of the portfolio management team responsible for the Goldman Sachs Capital Growth Fund, he provided primary coverage of the Financials sector.

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.