Jeffrey McCurdy is the founder and principal of Guardsman Private Capital Management, a boutique investment advisory firm based out of Sarasota, Florida.  He is a Board Member of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, whose assets exceed $325 million, and Chairman of their Investment Committee.

Before founding Guardsman, Jeff was the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a private investment firm and served in a corporate finance capacity for AlliedSignal, where he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and business development.  Earlier in his career, Jeff served for eight years as an officer and as a rotary and fixed wing aviator in the US Army, including service in the Gulf War. Jeff earned an MBA from Duke University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.