Thomas S. T. Gimbel is the Executive Managing Director and head of Portfolio Risk at Optima Fund Management LLC, an investment advisory and asset management firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with offices in New York City.
He previously served as CEO of American Farmland Company, a REIT Listed on the NYSE Market. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and a director of that company from its inception in 2009, while at the same time serving in his management role at Optima Fund Management.
Before he joined Optima Fund Management in 2004, Mr. Gimbel was Managing Director for Hedge Fund Investments at Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Gimbel was head of the Hedge Fund Department at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette before it was acquired by Credit Suisse. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gimbel was Vice President and Treasurer of Smith Barney’s real estate acquisition and syndication subsidiary.
Mr. Gimbel is a Director of Prime Energy Corporation (Ticker: PNRG), and Lighthouse Guild, where he also serves on the Investment Committee. He serves on other not-for-profit Boards where he is also a member of their Investment Committees.
Mr. Gimbel received his BA in economics from Bowdoin College and his MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.