Donald L. Gher

DONALD L. GHER is a Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and co-
Founder of Coldstream Capital Management, Inc. Mr. Gher began his
investment career in 1974 after earning his Bachelor of Science degree
in Business from Eastern Illinois University (EIU). Since that time, he
has been head of a multibillion dollar trust/investment department for
the Marine Bank of Springfield, Illinois, an Analyst/Portfolio Manager
for the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund of Colorado, and a shareholder
in the San Francisco money management firm of Kingsley Jennison McNulty
& Morse. During 1987-1988, Mr. Gher set up and managed the Tokyo, Japan,
office of Schroder Wertheim & Co., an international investment-banking
firm, under the auspices of Schroder Securities (Japan) Ltd. From
1988-1996, he was at various affiliates of Bank of America in Seattle
and responsible for the management of the Core Growth Equity Fund, as
well as the duties of Health Care Analyst for the Bank of America
system. In 1981, Mr. Gher was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst
designation. He is a member of the Seattle Society of Financial Analysts
and the CFA Institute. In 2001, Mr. Gher was one of only 81 worldwide
CFA charter holders to be awarded the first AIMR ‘Fifteen Year
Certificate of Achievement’ for Continuing Education. Mr. Gher is a
member of the EIU Alumni Board, the EIU Foundation and was named the
2003 EIU Lumpkin School of Business Distinguished Alumnus. His
investment and economic views have been frequently cited in regional,
national and international publications as well as on radio and TV.