Kurt has conducted investment analysis and related work since 1987. Prior to joining Summitry in 2004, he founded and built Hoefer Capital Management, LLC to counsel families and individuals on investment and financial matters. He served as that firm’s President from 2002 to 2004. He served as an Investment Banker with Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC from 2000 to 2002, and with Bank of America Securities, LLC from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Hoefer received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1994 and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University in 1987. In addition, he achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1991.