Mr. Gerber is the managing member of the general partner of Hudson Bay Capital Management LP and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. He is responsible for the firm’s risk management function. He has over 17 years of experience in developing and trading securities and derivatives across a broad range of investment strategies. In 1991, Mr. Gerber became a member of the American Stock Exchange, acting as a market maker in options contracts of various heavily-traded equity securities. The experience Mr. Gerber gained on the AMEX in managing risk, pricing complicated derivatives, and identifying profitable strategies, as well as efficiently managing trade execution and clearing costs, enabled him to leave the floor in 1995 to explore opportunities using proprietary capital in other markets. In 1997, he founded Gerber Asset Management, LLC (“GAM”) to develop and engage in proprietary investment strategies utilizing internally developed research ideas and sophisticated execution platforms. In 2005, Mr. Gerber founded the Investment Manager and launched the Hudson Bay Fund LP, utilizing substantial partners’ capital from GAM’s proprietary trading business. The Manager absorbed GAM’s business and 15 employees.
Prior to becoming a member of the American Stock Exchange, Mr. Gerber was an Associate Consultant at Bain and Company, a leading strategic management consulting firm, where he assisted senior management of multinationals to identify and implement corporate growth opportunities. Mr. Gerber is an honors graduate of the Wharton School and College at the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Finance and Humanistic Philosophy.
Mr. Gerber has served as a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Board of Directors since 2004. In June 2005, Mr. Gerber represented the United States at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Conference on Anti-Semitism and Other Intolerances in Cordoba, Spain. Mr. Gerber was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (a research center within the Smithsonian Institution) in February 2006, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Investment Management Committee.