Mr. Stavar joined Chilton Capital Management in April 2010 to head marketing and business development with corporate plan sponsors, institutional consultants and financial intermediaries. He began his career in public accounting in 1976 with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, and was later associated with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell. He then joined BASF Corporation and in 1983 started managing its $1.5 billion pension portfolio and $1.0 billion defined contribution plan. In 1993 he was recruited by Mellon Bank to serve as Chief Investment Officer for their $40 billion securities lending business.
In 1997 he worked for Allegheny Technologies Incorporated and managed its $3.7 billion US and UK pension plans. After several years on the plan sponsor side, he moved in 2000 to the buy side of the investment business becoming a partner and portfolio manager for Gulf Investment Management, a $2.6 billion investment firm. The firm was later acquired by OppenheimerFunds, Inc., one of the largest investment firms in the country, where he continued for the next seven years as portfolio manager and head of marketing for institutional and consultant relationships.
Mr. Stavar is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds both BS and MBA degrees. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a CERTIFIEDFINANCIALPLANNER™ practitioner. Mr. Stavar is also a member of the National Football League Players Association Financial Advisor Registration Program.