Darden Capital Management



Joe Geissenhainer - Co-President & Chief Investment Officer

Joe graduated from Villanova University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and is a Level I candidate for the CFA. Joe came to Darden after spending six years in the finance industry. Most recently, Joe worked at Dyson Capital Advisors, a multi-family office, and was responsible for investment manager due diligence, selection and client relationships. Prior to Dyson, Joe spent four years with J.P. Morgan in a variety of positions in the firm’s Private Bank and Investment Bank divisions. During the summer after his first year at Darden, he joined Chatham Financial. 

Jack Bryant - Co-President & Chief Operating Officer

Prior to attending Darden, Jack spent five years in New York City with BlackRock. At BlackRock, Jack worked for the US Retail Product Strategy and Development Team within the Global Client Group. In this role, Jack served institutional and retail clients, including corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions. Jack focused primarily on launching and seeding new fund strategies, including closed-end funds, open-end funds, registered hedge funds, and other opportunistic vehicles. Jack graduated cum laude from the University of the South in 2007 with a degree in Economics. During the summer after his first year at Darden, he interned for Barclays Capital. 

Chris Lawrence – Director of Research

Chris graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a degree in English, Communication Studies and Managerial Studies. After college, Chris worked as a technology and strategy consultant for federal political candidates and later as an advertising strategist for a top national publisher of print and online media. Chris explored his interest in real estate before coming to Darden, providing technology consulting services for a multi-family housing business.

Chris interned this summer with the Investment Banking and Capital Markets groups at Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm. He also interned with Patagonia Ventures, a real estate development firm, where he provided financial modeling/analysis, due diligence and investor relations work for a 2,000-acre land development project near Tucson, AZ. . 



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