EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP

With more than $800 million in assets under management, our investment team has a combined 60+ years of experience in the research and execution of quantitative trading, risk management, and alternative investment strategies.

Executive Team

Garrett Waters

Chief Executive Officer

Garrett Waters is Chief Executive Officer to Anchor Capital. Before joining Anchor Capital in 2009 Garrett began his investment career in New York City with J.P. Morgan Investment Management within its Institutional Investment Management division, then as a principal with Barclays Global Investors. Mr. Waters was involved in institutional and private fund management with Hollencrest Capital Management in 2001 and Pacific Financial Advisers.

Garrett is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in business. Garrett is the former Commissioner for Beaches Parks and Recreation for the city of San Clemente and is an active surfer and tennis player. Garrett lives in San Clemente, CA along with his wife and two children.

Eric Leake

President,
Chief Investment Officer

Eric Leake is President and Chief Investment Officer to Anchor Capital. Mr. Leake is a level II Chartered Market Technician, member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA), National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM), and former advisory board member to Rydex Financial Services, LLC. Mr. Leake attended Azusa Pacific University majoring in Communications.

Eric serves on the Board of Trustees to the Cambria ETF Trust, the manager to several exchange traded funds. Eric is an active surfer and coach to youth AYSO soccer and NJB basketball teams. Eric lives in Aliso Viejo, CA along with his wife and three children.

Ryan Maroney, CFP®

Vice President,
Private Client Group

Ryan M. Maroney, CFP® serves as Vice President to private wealth clients at Anchor Capital. He is known by clients as their financial navigator. He’s developed strategies to help enable business owners, families, and individuals to navigate through life’s major decisions with confidence that their financial affairs are working with maximum efficiency. His plans incorporate strategies to lower taxes, manage investments, organize and establish proper estate plans, evaluate all insurance coverages, and answer the tough “what if” questions all clients have. Ryan is a member of the FPA (Financial Planners Association), Kingdom Advisors and is the Director of Finance/ Treasurer for Jane’s House Orphanages. Ryan was selected as “2006 Businessman of the year” by the National Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council and served as their honorary Chairman. Recently Five Star Professional selected Ryan for the 5th consecutive year as a Five Star Wealth Manager in Orange Coast Magazine.

Ryan graduated cum laude from Vanguard University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business. He earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation from Boston University. Ryan is an avid musician.  His wife Nancy, and 2 children Eva and Liam enjoy music, golfing and ski trips to Mammoth Mountain.

Lawrence V. Stawiarski

General Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer

Lawrence V. Stawiarski is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Anchor Capital. Before joining Anchor Capital in 2014, Lawrence was a partner at two large national law firms with his practice focused in the areas of Securities Law, Corporate Compliance, Commercial and Business Law. He has served as both National and Midwest counsel to several of the largest drug and pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Mr. Stawiarski has previously been named DBusiness Top Lawyer in 2010-2012 and maintained an AV Peer Review Rating at Martindale-Hubbell.

Lawrence is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.