Tyler Hardt, CFA is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Pelican Bay Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Hardt has 13 year of investment management experience and is the lead Portfolio Manager for four of Pelican Bay Capital Management’s portfolios. Prior to founding Pelican Bay Capital Management, Mr. Hardt spent 9 years as an Equity Analyst on the Domestic Value Team at Artisan Partners Asset Management. He has also held Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy roles at AT&T and American Tire Distributors. Mr. Hardt received his MBA with Honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Mr. Hardt is a CFA Charterholder and a Board Member for the Naples CFA Society. He is also the author of Value Investing: A Disciplined Framework. Mr. Hardt lives with his family in Naples, Florida.