Thomas S. T. Gimbel

Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer at Optima Fund Management LLC

Thomas S. T. Gimbel

Thomas S. T. Gimbel

Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer at Optima Fund Management LLC

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PaineWebber Futures Management Corporation
American Farmland Co.

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2531

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

1955

Age

63

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Founder at Optima Fund Management LLC

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Lighthouse Guild International

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Bernard F and Alva B Gimbel Foundation Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at PrimeEnergy Corp.

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Chief Financial Officer at PrimeEnergy Corp.

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Senior Counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Director at Guildnet Inc.

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Senior Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Secretary at American Express Credit Corp.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Cohen Media Group LLC

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Thomas S. T. Gimbel
Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer at Optima Fund Management LLC
Education
BA in Economics

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

MBA in Finance

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer
2004 - Current

Optima Fund Management manages pooled investment funds that generally invest in other commingled investment vehicles that trade the following types of investments: exchange-listed securities; securities traded over the counter; foreign issuers; warrants; corporate debt securities (other than commercial paper); US government securities; options contracts on securities and commodities; futures contracts; currencies; commodities; and futures. In addition, Optima offers advice to two sub-funds of an Irish collective asset management vehicle (ICAV) that trade in exchange-listed securities. The firm also offers advice on a customized basis to segregated accounts or to commingled investment vehicles managed by independent third parties that in turn invest generally in other commingled investment vehicles. Two accounts invest directly in exchange-listed securities and derivative instruments relating to currency forwards and/or stock index futures contracts.

Managing Director
1999 - Prior

Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), through their portfolio management teams, offer a wide variety of investment strategies and vehicles, including property and casualty insurance-linked strategies; investments in and arbitrage of commodity futures, swaps, structured notes and options; investments in various derivative instruments for hedging purposes or to create exposure in lieu of holding actual securities or other instruments; investments in currencies, including through forward contracts; investments in actively managed hedge fund-of-funds; investments in preferred equity, leveraged loans, high yield or municipal bonds, CLOs; mezzanine debt, MBS and ABS; and venture capital/private equity and common equity and the origination of secured and unsecured loans to US middle market companies. These strategies are offered through various investment vehicles to both private and public investors. CSAM's portfolio management teams include: Liquid Alternatives, Credit Investment Group, Commodities, Volaris (options-based volatility strategies), Securitized Products Group, Insurance-Linked Strategies, Global Equity Investment Group, Emerging Markets Team; NEXT ( growth equity opportunities in the financial services and technology sectors in the US and Western Europe), Employee Plans Team, and Legacy Strategies.

Head of the Hedge Fund Department
Prior - 1999
Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2017 - 2018

Farmland Partners Inc. operates as real estate company, which engages in owning and seeking to acquire row crop farmland. The company was founded on September 27, 2013 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Independent Director
1989 - Current

PrimeEnergy Corp. engages in the development, acquisition, and production of oil and natural gas properties. It owns leasehold mineral and royalty interests in producing and non-producing oil and gas properties across the continental United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. Through its subsidiaries, it provides service support operations, site preparation, and construction services for drilling and re-working operations both in connection with the company's activities and providing contract services for third parties. PrimeEnergy was founded in March 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Vice President, Board of Directors
2009 - Prior

American Farmland Co. engaged in the production and trade of agricultural products. The company was founded by Dennie Dixon Boardman, Harrison LeFrak and Thomas Gimbel in October 2009 and was headquartered on New York, NY.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Director
Current

The Jewish Guild for the Blind provides health care services. Its focus areas include healthcare organization with a long standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities and chronic medical conditions. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2013

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

$5,000 - $10K
2012

Lighthouse International provides rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy services. The company has been more than 105 years charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Their founders, winifred and edith holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight. Today they proud to continue the Holt legacy on behalf of all those who look to the Lighthouse as a beacon of hope today. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, N

$10K - $25K
2010

Lighthouse International provides rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy services. The company has been more than 105 years charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Their founders, winifred and edith holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight. Today they proud to continue the Holt legacy on behalf of all those who look to the Lighthouse as a beacon of hope today. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, N

Political Donations
$300
2008

Representative from New York's 2nd Congressional District

$600
2008

Senator from Arizona

$2,000
2007

Senator from Arizona

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American Farmland Co. raised money in a private placement transaction

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American Farmland Co. raised money in a private placement transaction

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American Farmland Co. raised money in a private placement transaction

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