Tyler Hardt, CFA

Chief Portfolio Manager

A Chief Portfolio Manager in the Asset Management Division of Moran Wealth Management®, Tyler is a 14-year industry veteran. With a childhood desire to eventually become a professional investor, Tyler has led an extensive career to date. He founded and serves as the managing member of Pelican Bay Capital Management, LLC, which was recently acquired by Moran. Tyler earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland, and he is an MBA graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with Honors in Finance.

In addition to founding his own investment management firm, Tyler previously spent nine years as an equity analyst with Artisan Partners. Among his most notable career milestones, Tyler aided in the acquisition of five companies that performed a geographic roll-up of competing Tire Wholesalers.  He has been frequently quoted in publications including Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, and Bloomberg. Tyler is also a published author of Value Investing: A Disciplined Framework.

Having grown up in Naples, Tyler is right at home at Moran. He was previously recognized as one of Florida Trend’s “People to Know in Southwest Florida” and is actively involved in the local community as a board member for both CFA Society Naples and Collier County Lacrosse Association (CCLA). In addition, Tyler serves as head coach for the Collier Coyotes lacrosse team and is a mentor for the FGCU Lutgert School of Business.