Meet the Team

Enthusiastic individuals pursuing their professional passion.

Gabriel Jason Rodriguez

Chief Executive Officer, Partner, Portfolio Manager
Gabe is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of Empiric as well as overseeing the portfolio management and execution of the firm’s international small cap strategy. Mr. Rodriguez also serves as a voting member of the quantitative research and investment committee.
Gabriel received his B.B.A. in Finance & Accounting from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. In his free time, you may find him running around Lady Bird Lake, or doing some yoga. He serves as Treasurer of the New America Alliance and is an Inaugural board member of the Investment Diversity Advisory Council.
Industry start date: 2007

Eswar Menon

Chief Investment Officer Fundamental Strategies, Partner, Portfolio Manager
Eswar Menon has over 25 years of global portfolio management and equity research experience. Mr. Menon has managed multi-billion-dollar equity and balanced portfolios throughout his career with a track record of outperformance. He has been the lead portfolio manager of the firm’s Global, International Developed Markets and Emerging Markets large cap portfolios since June 2016. Eswar is a member of the firm’s quantitative research and investment committee.

Mr. Menon’s Portfolio Manager career experience includes being CIO and founder of Harper Capital Management as well as a portfolio manager at Geneva Advisors, WHV Investment Management, Denahi Global Investors/Gerken Capital, Loomis Sayles, and Nicholas Applegate.

He received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and MS in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and a B Tech from the India Institute of Technology. In his free time, you may find him on the long Diablo hike, playing squash, or spending time with his wife and daughters.

Industry Start Date: 1995

Mark Allen Coffelt, CFA

Director of Quantitative Research, Partner, Portfolio Manager
As Director of Quantitative Research, Mark leads the firm’s continuously evolving proprietary research methodology used for stock valuation and financial modeling. His passion for financial modeling began in 1978 while attending the Wharton School of Business and continues today. Mark is a voting member of the quantitative research and investment committee.
He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and received his B.A. in Economics from Occidental College. On his free time, Mark is involved with his church or can be found mentoring homeless youths for Brooke Boys.
Industry Start Date: 1987

Tammi Edwards

Chief Operations Officer, and Deputy CCO 
Tammi Edwards has comprehensive knowledge in the financial services industry. Her experience prior to Empiric includes being a director at a private family office, working in operations and business development at a hedge fund, and in tax accounting. As COO, she directs all operational functions including portfolio accounting and reconciliations, trade operations, vendor management, and client reporting. Tammi also helps oversee the firm’s compliance program as Deputy CCO.

She holds an MBA from H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business Nova Southeastern University and received her BS from Florida State University. On her free time, you can find her advancing various financial literacy and education projects or spending time with family. She serves as an advisor to Pearl Quest LLC, is involved with the Society of Royals which works to uplift youths and with the Buoniconti Fund to cure Paralysis

Industry Start Date: 2009


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