Robert Doede

Robert W. Doede

Chairman of the Board

Robert is a retired private investor whose career spans more than 25 years in the investment business. Most recently, he was majority stockholder, Chairman, and President of Centurion Capital Group Inc., a California-based asset management organization that manufactured and distributed a broad range of investment products including separate account, mutual fund, and variable annuity wrap programs. Centurion Capital Group had two major wholly owned operating subsidiaries: Centurion Capital Management Corp., based in Los Angeles, and Centurion Trust Company, based in Phoenix. The firm also acquired other investment advisory firms and fully integrated them into the Centurion subsidiaries over the course of its history.

Centurion Trust Company also provided the seed money and served as investment manager to Centurion Funds, Inc. Centurion Capital Group Inc. was sold to GE Financial Assurance Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of GE Capital, in December 2001, at which time the subsidiaries were renamed GE Private Asset Management, Inc. and GE Financial Trust Company. Mr. Doede remained an advisor to them following the sale until December 2003. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Bishop's School in La Jolla, California, having served as Chairman of their Finance Committee. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors/Trustees of California Western School of Law, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, San Diego Symphony, and the La Jolla Music Society. Robert co-founded Catallactics Corporation, a specialty service firm for trust departments at major banks. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Catco, Inc., a parent company of Catallactics. He also ran his own investment fund and served on the boards of Concentric Network Corporation, Glenwood Trust, Quantum, Inc., and Jefferies & Company. Robert holds a PhD and MA, both in economics, from the University of Chicago and a BA from Yale University, with a major in economics. He also taught economics at the Wharton School.