Douglas G. Stewart

Board Chairman,
Financial Advisor, Managing Director

Doug Stewart founded Stewart Wealth Management Group in 2002 and merged his firm with Cary Street Partners in 2007. Prior to Cary Street Partners and Stewart Wealth, Mr. Stewart served ...

Doug Stewart founded Stewart Wealth Management Group in 2002 and merged his firm with Cary Street Partners in 2007. Prior to Cary Street Partners and Stewart Wealth, Mr. Stewart served as Branch Manager for Wheat First Securities’ Fredericksburg office. While at Wheat First, Mr. Stewart was consistently ranked in the top 1% of all advisors and recognized as one of the firm’s top Branch Managers.

Mr. Stewart has been recognized as a top 10 broker in the country by Registered Representative magazine and as one of the top 5 Financial Advisors in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine and R. J. Shook’s book, “The Winner’s Circle.”

For Mr. Stewart, serving his clients and community is paramount. He is past Chairman of the board of Fredericksburg Academy, George Washington’s Fredericksburg Foundation, and the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation. He is a founding member of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region and a board member of the Northern Neck Insurance Company, the Virginia Tech APEX Systems Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the University of Virginia Healthcare Foundation Board. He has also served as a Trustee of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Director of Virginia Heartland Bank and board member of the Virginia Tech Athletic Foundation. As a mark of his service, Mr. Stewart has received the Jim Wheat Community Service Award.

Mr. Stewart was born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Business.

Mark M. Gambill

Chairman Emeritus

As Founding Partner of Cary Street Partners, Mark Gambill brings to Cary Street Partners nearly 30 years of experience in the leadership of one of America’s largest and most highly ...

As Founding Partner of Cary Street Partners, Mark Gambill brings to Cary Street Partners nearly 30 years of experience in the leadership of one of America’s largest and most highly regarded regional organizations, Wheat First Butcher Singer. At Wheat First, he founded and headed the capital markets group. In 1996, Mr. Gambill became president of the firm and, under his leadership, Wheat First became one of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast’s preeminent investment banking and brokerage firms, growing to firm assets of $1.2 billion, revenues of $600 million and 128 offices located in 20 states.

After a 1998 merger with First Union Corporation, Mr. Gambill served as president of Wheat First Union and later Head of Equity Capital Markets. In 2002, Mr. Gambill joined forces with Tom Tullidge to form Cary Street Partners. Throughout his career, Mr. Gambill has maintained an active presence in the financial community as a principal investor, financial advisor and board member.

Mr. Gambill graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, summa cum laude and valedictorian.

Joseph R. Schmuckler

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Joseph R. Schmuckler is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cary Street Partners. In this capacity he is responsible for the development and execution of the firm’s business ...

Joseph R. Schmuckler is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cary Street Partners. In this capacity he is responsible for the development and execution of the firm’s business strategy. He joined the firm in 2015 at a key time in the firm’s development and history.

Mr. Schmuckler brings to Cary Street Partners a career on Wall Street that encompassed numerous roles and responsibilities leading businesses in the global financial services industry. He started his career in New York with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc. as an Associate in the firm’s equity business and in eight years was named a Partner leading their overall institutional coverage desk for the firm’s global equity-related derivative products and portfolio trading businesses. He was recruited to join Nomura Holdings (NYSE: NMR) and began a 17-year career with the firm. He began where he left at Kidder by developing the firm’s equity-linked businesses in the Americas and Europe, and eventually was named Co-Head of the overall equity business in the Americas. In 1998, he was named President of the firm’s US institutional business and subsequently the Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s overall businesses in the Americas. In 2007, he left Nomura to head the global markets businesses for one of the world’s largest financial organizations, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU). Based in Tokyo and with responsibilities for the securities and capital markets division globally, he led all equity and debt activities in Europe, the US and Asia. Upon returning to the US full-time in 2011 and joining Cary Street Partners, he spent three years with Medley Capital as Managing Partner to help build a leading middle market corporate lending firm.

Mr. Schmuckler graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and later from New York University with a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Stern School of Business.

Experience:

  • Medley Capital, LLC, Managing Partner
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Ltd., Senior Executive Officer
  • Nomura Holdings America, Inc., Chief Operating Officer
  • Kidder, Peabody & Co, Inc., Partner

Education/Certifications:

  • New York University Stern School of Business, MBA, Finance
  • University of Delaware, BS, Finance

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Derron Slonecker

Partner, Ducera Partners

Mr. Slonecker is a Partner at Ducera Partners. Mr. Slonecker has over thirty years of experience working on a variety of restructuring and strategic advisory assignments across a broad range ...

Mr. Slonecker is a Partner at Ducera Partners. Mr. Slonecker has over thirty years of experience working on a variety of restructuring and strategic advisory assignments across a broad range of industries.

Prior to forming Ducera, Mr. Slonecker was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, U.S. Head of its Restructuring Practice, and Co-Chair of its Fairness Opinion Committee. Previously, Mr. Slonecker was a Founding Partner of Kramer Capital Partners. Prior to Kramer Capital Partners, Mr. Slonecker was a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and a member of its Operating Committee.

Mr. Slonecker earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.

Thomas H. Tullidge, Jr.

Chief Strategy Officer, Legal & Finance, Managing Director

Mr. Tullidge co-founded Cary Street Partners in 2002. He brings to Cary Street Partners over 30 years of experience as a trusted adviser and senior executive having worked with a ...

Mr. Tullidge co-founded Cary Street Partners in 2002. He brings to Cary Street Partners over 30 years of experience as a trusted adviser and senior executive having worked with a broad range of companies in structuring, negotiating, and executing mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other complex corporate finance transactions in the United States and internationally.

From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Tullidge was with Wachovia Securities where he headed the Technology and Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions Groups.

Prior to joining Wachovia Securities, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield and as a Vice President in Business Development.

Mr. Tullidge was also a Partner with the law firm of McGuire Woods Battle & Booth, LLP and began his career as an accountant with Price Waterhouse. He is a board member of Gray Lumber Company, a privately held commercial real estate and land development company, and Carpenter Co., a privately held global producer of flexible polyurethane foam, chemicals, processed polyester fiber and other related products.

Mr. Tullidge is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned a B.S. in accounting as well as a Juris Doctorate degree.

Experience:

  • Wachovia Securities, Managing Director, Technology and Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trigon Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • McGuire, Woods Battle & Boothe, LLP, Partner

Education/Certifications:

  • University of Virginia, BS in Commerce (Accounting), Juris Doctorate degrees

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