Garrett serves as a Portfolio Manager within FIA’s Portfolio Management Team. He is responsible for the management of several timberland portfolios.
Working with FIA senior leadership, Garrett recently had the honor of creating LEAD FIA – Lead, Educate and Develop Forest Investment Associates. The objective of the program is to develop, improve and retain the talent of FIA. The program seeks to create opportunities for professional development and leadership skill building within the firm.
Garrett joined FIA in 2013 as a Portfolio Analyst supporting both forest management and investment management decisions for properties across North America.
Before joining FIA, Garrett served as a Planning Analyst at Hancock Forest Management (HFM), a subsidiary of Hancock Timber Resource Group, where he focused on harvest schedules and long-term planning.
What is your business philosophy?
I believe a business should maximize both the firm and the employee’s value. A strong investment in a firm’s employees will directly benefit the firm’s performance.
Why did you choose this field / career path?
My rural upbringing exposed me to forestry and solidified my desire to enter this field.
What is one of the best lessons you’ve learned during your career?
Do not be afraid to lead by example. Demonstration is the purest form of training and leadership.