Michael Puryear

Managing Director

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Michael joined GSG Capital Advisors in the spring of 2014 as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. With an intense focus on fundamental research and macroeconomic analysis, Michael invests in high quality, undervalued securities with strong growth prospects. Michael manages customized equity and fixed income portfolios for high net worth individuals, families and institutions, working closely with his clients to achieve their financial and investment objectives.

Prior to joining GSG Capital Advisors, Michael was in the Investment Management business for 13 years. The last three years were spent at Howard Capital Management, a money management firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York with over $1 Billion in Client Assets under Management. Michael was a Managing Director at Howard Capital Management as well as a member of the Investment Committee. In addition, he helped lead their equity research team by playing an integral role in the firm’s macroeconomic and fundamental investment analysis. Michael is what has become a rare breed in the investment business, someone with skills and responsibilities both in investment research and portfolio management, while simultaneously able to maintain and manage in-depth client relationships.

Previously, Michael spent 10 years as a Portfolio Manager at GKM Advisers, a private wealth management firm based in Los Angeles, where he advised clients and co-managed a large cap growth mutual fund. Michael graduated with a BA from the University of Southern California. He lives in Bel Air, California with his wife and two children (and their goldendoodle, Oliver). Michael enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing and spending time with his family.