Thomas R. Gasper, CPA
Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer
Tom is the Founder of TRG and has been the President and Chief Investment Officer since 2008. His interest in the markets can be traced back to a book on market history which his Aunt gave him at the age of 9. The theories and proprietary strategies that distinguish TRG’s offerings are Tom’s creations based upon his long-time research of market history and 20+ years of experience in the financial advisory field. He has also been quoted in Morningstar Advisor regarding the utilization of options and the Triangle Business Journal regarding his views on the market. Prior to his current role he was the Chief Investment Officer at Columbia Ridge Capital Management, Inc. Tom has held other roles such as Managing Partner / Co-Chief Investment Officer at both Geneva Roth of New England and KG of New England. Tom serves on the United Methodist Homes Board and has been volunteering his time to help establish a St. Raphael Catholic School Endowment Fund. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of Achieve, as well as, the Victor and Esther Rozen Foundation. He succeeds in managing his professional life to allow the time to coach his children’s sports youth teams, while still volunteering at their school events.
Tom received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Wilkes College in 1988 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Wilkes College in 1987. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and North Carolina. Tom has completed the FINRA Series 65.
Brian J. Murphy, CFP®
Chief Compliance and Operations Officer
Brian's primary responsibilities include ensuring firm compliance with all relevant federal and state securities regulations as well as enhancing the client service experience through implementation of operational efficiencies. He also provides portfolio management assistance for Tom Gasper as needed. Prior to joining TRG, Brian served as Chief Compliance Officer for Ridgeway Conger Advisory Services where he was instrumental in enhancing their Compliance program. Before joining Ridgeway Conger, Brian was employed by several Upstate New York Advisory firms functioning in both Compliance and Financial Adviser roles.
Brian attended Pace University in New York City with a concentration in Finance. He completed coursework from the American College and has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation. Brian enjoys pursuing his passion of training in and teaching the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do for which he has attained the rank of 4th degree (Master) black belt. He also served for 10 years as Treasurer and Board Member of the Central New York Chapter of the Autism Society of America.
George J. Gerner, Jr.
Director of Marketing and Investor Relations
George is a long-time client and recently became an integral part of the TRG team. He was persuaded to leave a very successful career in the business world to become Director of Marketing and Investor Relations for the firm. George has managed most of the aspects of both large and small businesses. His completion of the FINRA Series 65, combined with his professional acumen and communication skills, make him uniquely qualified to explain the benefits of TRG’s services to prospective clients. George has played a vital role establishing TRG’s web site and marketing materials and is ready to further articulate the value of working with TRG.
George holds a Masters in Computer Science from Binghamton University and was a qualified Program Manager with IBM and Lockheed Martin. He managed his professional life to also allow time to coach local soccer, basketball and baseball youth teams. George is currently a member of his town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.