Gabe is responsible for the performance of the Chugach family of companies and investments. He establishes the strategy for the allocation of financial and other corporate resources and is responsible for the pursuit and acquisition of businesses and investments. He previously served as president of Chugach’s commercial division and as a member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Chugach, Gabe was a vice president at Bentall Kennedy, a 100-year-old investment advisor to U.S. and Canadian public, corporate and retirement systems, as well as major university endowments and sovereign wealth funds. At the time of his departure, Bentall Kennedy managed assets totaling $23 billion for over 400 clients.
Gabe has a wealth of transaction and management experience. During his tenure at Bentall, he worked in both the asset management group and the transactions group. He was involved in or led acquisitions and dispositions totaling more than $450 million. In addition, he negotiated and secured long-term contracts worth more than $500 million. His diverse transaction experience includes heading numerous negotiations with a variety of businesses including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and consumer retail, software development, architecture, engineering, construction and the full spectrum of professional and financial service companies. Prior to his departure, he was responsible for a portfolio of investments ranging in value from $700 million to $1 billion. The portfolio produced between $42 million and $60 million in annual net income. He also managed several teams located throughout the western United States including Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Portland.
Gabe holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington, where he was honored with the Enterprise Fellowship. He was born in Cordova, Alaska and spent his youth commercial fishing with his parents in Prince William Sound. Gabe and his wife Laura have two young children.