We provide a sharp, highly educated, highly experienced advisor with ample time dedicated to providing focus and care, for you and every client. 

Thomas H. Gerson, MBA, CIMA, CPWA, CRPC | Managing Partner

Tom Gerson is the Managing Partner and a Wealth Manager at Blair Hall Advisors, which he established in 2013.  Tom was educated at Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in public policy and studied with former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. He also completed an MBA at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. With 25 years of combined experience as a private investor and at leading Wall Street firms, Tom’s professional aspiration is to provide the highest-quality advisory relationship that each client has ever experienced—as discussed in our video.

Earlier in his career, Tom spent ten years in a range of leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, primarily as a director and senior director at Gap Inc. and There he led product-management and technology teams to launch and grow some of the country’s leading e-commerce businesses. In addition, he took leadership roles at two Silicon Valley Internet start-ups and worked as a strategy consultant, both at a boutique firm and at Booz-Allen & Hamilton.

Before college Tom attended New York City’s Ethical Culture–Fieldston Schools, which taught him the importance of strong ethics in all areas of life. Maintaining strong ties to his alma maters, Tom has served as a Governor of the Princeton Association of New York City and is active in the Seattle chapter of the Stanford University business school alumni association.

Tom is a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®, under the auspices of well-regarded private organizations.

Tom, his wife, Shelly, and their children divide their time between Seattle and New York.

John Correia, CFA, MBA | Senior Wealth Manager and Investment Strategist 

John Correia is a Senior Wealth Manager and Investment Strategist for Blair Hall Advisors. John brings more than 20 years’ experience in financial services to our firm. In addition to founding an independent investment-advisory practice, he has more than four years’ experience in the hedge-fund industry and more than seven years’ experience at the Nasdaq Stock Market, initially as a Senior Research Analyst and, subsequently, as a Managing Director in the Market Intelligence Group. Prior to joining the Nasdaq, John worked in the defined contribution retirement plan groups at MetLife and at Bankers Trust.

In addition to helping our clients manage their wealth and contributing to our firm's overall investment strategy, John also provides instruction in investment management and investment banking at various marquee financial firms in New York City and nationally. His training sessions cover such topics as financial-statement analysis, asset valuation, and portfolio management, among others. 

John is a CFA Charterholder, a globally respected, graduate-level designation awarded by the CFA Institute. He also earned an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and graduated cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in economics. 

John, his wife, Chesley, and their children live on New York’s Upper East Side.

Please click here to see Tom Gerson speak about Blair Hall Advisors' history, approach, and values.