Investment Team

Brian L. Eisenbarth, CFA

President & CIO

Brian is a Co-Founder of Lava Creek Capital Management. His career in the investment industry spans 25 years managing portfolios for institutional investors including foundations & endowment funds as well as affluent families & high net worth individuals. Prior to co-founding Lava Creek Capital Management, Brian held past positions as Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Davidson Investment Advisors. In addition, he was a Portfolio Manager at Smith Barney & a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Nollenberger Capital Partners. Brian earned a B.S. in Finance from Utah State University & M.B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in Investments from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Brian is a member of the CFA Institute & Securities Analysts of San Francisco. He is married with three children & enjoys playing golf, fly fishing & traveling with his family.

Konrad J. Kuciej

Managing Director

Konrad joined Lava Creek Capital Management in 2011 as Director responsible for business development, trading & providing investment input for our Value Opportunities Strategy & fixed-income portfolios. His career in the investment industry spans 18 years working with high net worth individuals & institutional investors providing valuable investment advice with a focus on risk mitigation strategies. He started his career at Sondag Trading, a derivatives specialist & market making firm on the Pacific Stock Exchange. Prior to joining LCCM, Konrad was Vice President of Corporate & Venture Services at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. He has also held past positions as Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch & Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley & Bear Stearns where he was a junior partner on one of the firm’s largest fixed-income teams. Konrad attended Spokane Community College & is a member of the CFA Institute. He is married with two sons & enjoys skiing, biking & spending time with his family enjoying the outdoors.