Trevor Gordon began his career 25 years ago literally at the bottom of the industry as mail distribution clerk with a regional financial services firm. His experience since then has included research, marketing, retail production, sales and communications. His product experience and knowledge includes mutual funds, stocks, bonds, insurance, derivatives, real estate and broad spectrum of alternative investments. Today, Mr. Gordon primarily focuses on business development; creating investment solutions for high-net worth accredited investors and capital formation, successfully raising approximately $500 million to acquire in excess of $1.1 billion in assets nationwide. His goal is to craft and develop products, processes and services that create optimum value for clients.
An entrepreneur at heart, he has always had an eye for the “overlooked” opportunity. When the real estate industry began searching for new ways to obtain capital, he was at the forefront of turning these products into securities investments to reach wider distribution. When his competitors were seeking ways to raise even more revenues, he instituted a policy of transparency that changed the way revenues were reported across the board. When the market began to falter in the late-2000s, he developed a highly successful product to exploit on this uncertainty. As the oil markets began to swing wildly, he established a product to capitalize not on the oil itself, but on the processes behind the production of oil.
This intentional way of thinking about investments has helped thousands of investors. As the Founder, Managing Member, and CEO of the SANDLAPPER Family of Investment Companies, he does just that. Currently managing 8 separate businesses tied into the financial services arena, investors are offered opportunities at both the retail and institutional level, providing investment opportunities for those who are both risk averse and those seeking long-term results.
Mr. Gordon is active within his professional industry as well as his community. He is past chair of the marketing committee for the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association and a member of the Society for Financial Professionals. Mr. Gordon also gives of his time locally and is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Developmental Services (http://www.cdservices.org) in Greenville, SC.
A graduate of Kennedy Western University, he earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s of Business Administration degrees. He currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 63 and 65 licenses. Mr. Gordon is also a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW).