Our Board

AGW’s advisory board is comprised of a seasoned team of experts with a diversity of experience, including investment management, operations and finance, and business academia. The advisory board provides AGW with insight and opinion on the firm’s business plan, strategic direction and investment solutions and tactics. Through their constructive advice and support, these business leaders better ensure the execution of our business strategy and enhance the quality of our services.

Peter J. Anderson

Most recently, Mr. Anderson held the role of Chief Investment Officer of RCM (a subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors with approximately $130 billion under management) where he was responsible for the direction and management of the San Francisco investment staff. He remains active on RCM’s board of advisors and also serves on the board of Theleme Partners, a London-based hedge fund. Prior to that, he was the Chief Investment Officer of American Express IDS where he served on the company’s senior management committee, as well as the board of American Express’ mutual funds. Mr. Anderson received his BA from Yale and his MBA from the Wharton Graduate School.

R. James Robbins, JR

Mr. Robbins is one of the founding attorneys of Hill Ward Henderson, and serves as the firm’s Managing Shareholder. His practice is focused on business and real estate transactions, and includes extensive experience with automotive dealerships. He has also been an active leader in Tampa’s civic, charitable, and social organizations, including serving on the board of The Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Bay History Center, Jesuit High School, The Academy of the Holy Names and Positive Coaching Alliance, Tampa Bay. Jim earned his BA from the University of Virginia and his law degree from Duke University.

Paul L. Whiting Sr.

Mr. Whiting is the former President and CEO of Spalding and Evenflo Companies, which owned Spalding Sports and Evenflo baby products. He is currently the President of Seabreeze Holdings, a privately held investment and consulting firm. Mr. Whiting was a member of the board of TECO Energy until its acquisition by Emera Energy. In addition, he currently serves on the board of Sykes Enterprises (past non-executive chair and current member of the audit committee and chair of the compensation committee) and the Bank of Tampa and its holding company, as well as on the boards of various civic organizations, including, among others, the Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Inc., a full-scholarship, private, college-preparatory middle school for low-income children.

David B. Robb, JR

Mr. Robb has extensive experience serving on nonprofit boards, including the Kravis Center, Preservation Foundation, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Society of the Four Arts, Civic Association of Palm Beach, Investment Company Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, among others. Mr. Robb served as President and CEO of JPMorgan Florida; President and CEO of the SEI Investments, Inc. Family of Mutual Funds; President and CEO of Premier Systems, Inc.; and General Counsel and later Deputy Head of the Trust and Investment Division of Provident National Corporation and Bank. He began his career as an associate in the law firm of Ballard, Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll specializing in corporate and securities law. Mr. Robb has academic degrees from Princeton University, University of Virginia School of Law, and the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Dr. Fredrick D. Sturdivant, PH.D

After completing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, Dr. Sturdivant held professorships at the University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, the Harvard Business School, and an endowed chair at Ohio State University. He has been lecturing at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida since 2002. He continues to serve as a Director of Standard Motor Products, Inc. and previously served on the board of Progressive Insurance. He also was a management consultant with MAC and Gemini Consulting and later became President of Index Research and Advisory Services (a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corporation) Executive Managing Director of Navigant Consulting and Chairman of Reinventures LLC.