ECM hires VP of business development

Investment firm Evanston Capital Management has named Carl Gargula as vice president of business development. The appointment became effective May 12, 2014. Previously, Gargula worked at William Blair & Company, where he most recently served as the Eastern U.S. senior regional director.

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EVANSTON, Illinois–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evanston Capital Management, LLC (“ECM”), an alternative investment management firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Carl Gargula as Vice President – Business Development, effective May 12, 2014. In this newly created role, Mr. Gargula will be responsible for marketing in the RIA, family office, bank, broker/dealer, and financial intermediary channels.
“Carl brings a wealth of experience in the RIA and high net worth channels, and we are very pleased to welcome him to ECM,” said Adam Blitz, CEO & CIO, Evanston Capital Management. “Carl will organize our marketing and communication efforts in these channels and help us assess needs and trends within that investor segment. We are confident Carl will be a valuable contributor to our team.”
“I have known the ECM founders for many years and it’s exciting to join the firm and help leverage new business opportunities in multi-manager hedge fund investing,” said Mr. Gargula. “I look forward to working closely with ECM’s leadership and the entire team to continue the firm’s growth and enhance its brand and marketplace profile.”
Mr. Gargula joins ECM from William Blair & Company, where he most recently served as the Eastern U.S. Senior Regional Director and previously as manager of the firm’s Wealth Management Services and Strategic Planning areas. Prior to that, Mr. Gargula headed global communications for UBS Asset Management and also for Brinson Partners, and also served as Managing Director and General Counsel for the Communications Group at Ibbotson Associates. Mr. Gargula was also a Senior Vice President with AMA Investment Advisers, and a Tax Principal in the Chicago office of Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). Mr. Gargula is a licensed attorney in the state courts of Illinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, and the Chicago Bar Association’s Committee on Financial and Investment Services. He previously served for five years on the national boards of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Mr. Gargula received a B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. from Marquette University, and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School.
About Evanston Capital Management
Evanston Capital Management, LLC (“ECM”) is an alternative investment management firm focused on providing multi-manager hedge fund programs for institutional and high net worth investors. Formed in 2002, ECM manages a variety of strategies emphasizing more concentrated portfolios, and ECM seeks to identify portfolio managers in which ECM has gained high conviction. ECM manages commingled funds and offers customized solutions to clients looking to tailor their hedge fund program. ECM has approximately 300 institutional investor relationships and approximately $4.8 billion in assets under management. For more information, please visit www.evanstoncap.com.

 

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