Board of Directors

Thomas S. T. Gimbel*


Thomas S. T. Gimbel, age 68, is CEO of Gimbel Financial Associates, LLC, a private financial and investment consulting firm, and primarily working with family offices and foundations.  Until June 20, 2022, he was the Executive Managing Director at Optima Asset Management LLC, an investment advisory and asset management firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with which he remains affiliated. He was Head of Portfolio Risk Management at Optima until after the firm’s acquisition by Forbes Family Trust in July 2019. 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 since its inception in 2009, while at the same time serving in his management role at Optima Fund Management LLC.

Prior to joining Optima Fund Management in 2004, Mr. Gimbel was Managing Director for Hedge Fund Investments at Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, an Investment Management firm. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Gimbel was head of the Hedge Fund Department at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which provided investment banking and security brokerage services prior to being 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. He is a Director of Prime Energy Resources Corporation and Lighthouse Guild, where he also serves on the Investment Committee, and is a member of other not-for-profit Boards and a member of their Investment Committees as well.

Mr. Gimbel received a BA in economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.