Jesse Picunko

Portfolio Manager

Jesse has been involved in investment analysis and portfolio management for most of his career. He began his career at Decision Economics in New York, analyzing economic data and writing research briefs. After business school at Vanderbilt, he worked at the Tennessee state employee pension system, managing a number of fixed income portfolios. He then moved from Nashville to Memphis to be closer to his wife’s family and began working at Merrill Lynch as an analyst for a local team. Jesse’s experience as an economic analyst and institutional investor gives our team a useful perspective that is an asset to our research efforts.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, and occasionally salsa dancing.