Jenkintown, Pennsylvania (June 17, 2015) – Pitcairn, an innovator and leader in the family office industry, announces the appointment of Eric W. Gaul, CFA, CFP®, CPA as chief financial officer (CFO), responsible for directing Pitcairn’s overall financial strategy. In his new role, Mr. Gaul will oversee the firm’s finance, tax, and family office services teams. He will continue to lead the development and implementation of solutions for the firm’s growing group of single family office clients.
In making this announcement, Leslie Voth, president and chief executive officer of Pitcairn said, “Since 2002, Eric has been a valuable member of the Pitcairn team. With his depth of experience and knowledge, it is a natural transition for Eric to become our new CFO. I look forward to collaborating with him to find even more creative and effective ways of delivering value to our growing family of clients.”
Reporting directly to Ms. Voth, Mr. Gaul will serve as a member of Pitcairn’s leadership team, operating committee, and investment policy committee. He will also continue to serve as a central resource to Pitcairn’s client service teams on various planning matters.
Prior to his appointment as CFO, he has served in a variety of positions, most recently as managing director of Family Office Services. Earlier, he held the position of wealth management project manager, where he was instrumental in designing and implementing new processes when Pitcairn moved to its 100% open architecture investment platform.
Mr. Gaul graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS degree in accounting. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and Certified Public Accountant and holds a PA license in Life Insurance. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Philadelphia, and the Financial Planning Association. He also currently serves on the Fund Board for Northern Children’s Services, a not-for-profit organization that supports the healthy development of children.
Pitcairn is one of the world’s leading family offices. Dedicated to helping families sustain and grow their substantial, often complex financial assets, Pitcairn also supports the unique heritage of its clients across multiple generations. The firm is recognized as an innovator and global leader in the family office industry since its inception in 1923. Today, Pitcairn continues to redefine the family office experience for generations of the world’s wealthiest families. Headquartered in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, the firm also has offices in New York and Washington, DC as well as a network of resources around the world.