Geir’s current role is with Ascent Capital, a private real estate lending fund, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coldstream Wealth Management based in Bellevue, WA. As Director of Investor Development, he raises capital from outside (non-Coldstream clients) investors. Geir is a seasoned financial services marketer with three decades of experience. He has worked in San Francisco, Seattle, London, and Geneva with a variety of firms, from BlackRock to a small, local Seattle company, Broadmark Capital. As traditional capital markets have become increasingly competitive and efficient, Geir re-oriented his career to focus almost exclusively on private market opportunities as he finds them more compelling, complex, interesting, and value-added for investors.
Geir graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics. Geir is a CFA Charter holder, a CAIA Charter holder, and former Chapter Head of the Seattle (now PNW) CAIA Chapter, which he launched in March of 2017.
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Outside of work, I’m fascinated with politics, current events, languages, hiking, skiing, and travelling. I am a dual US-Norwegian citizen with deep roots in, and a great love for, my quasi-native Norway.