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Eric M. Gerhard, <em>AIF<sup>&#169;</sup></em>

Eric M. Gerhard, AIF©

My experience in the practice of equity compensation is unmatched. I have helped many equity compensation employees, primarily in the pharmaceutical world, with questions about company sponsored stock options plans and how to build a diversified portfolio. I understand the proper ways around a vesting schedule to help employees earn the most money, all while continuing employment.

The list of what I offer equity compensated employees is robust:

  • Maximize the value and manage the risk of equity compensations
  • Build a diversified client investment portfolio
  • Screen out unintended overlap to stock options
  • Apply tax mitigation strategies on stock option sales
  • Manage and maintain a concentrated company stock position for employees

My approach is a focused approach on managing your wealth, but I also understand the need to take care of your family. I tout a holistic approach to your planning for equity compensation, but also promote a positive work-life balance to enjoy your financial gains.

Managing your wealth is figuring out how and when to:

  • Sell down some of your shares in a tax-efficient manner.
  • Build a diversified portfolio appropriate for your risk tolerance and your financial goals.

Outside of the Office

When I’m not working with my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, Daniela and our two daughters, Gabriela and Giada live in Monroe, Connecticut. My two biggest passions include cooking and making homemade wine. Every October, I enjoy a 3-4 weeklong process of making wine from grapes the old-fashioned way. Daniela’s parents are both chefs and they own their own restaurant, so I’ve been able to pick up some great cooking tips from them. Food and good wine are easy conversation starters and have helped me develop great relationships with clients, family, and friends.

If you have questions about your tax consequences, the concentration risk of your overall allocation or even about where to get a great bottle of wine, I have years of experience to mine for your financial success and personal enjoyment.


  • Series 6 Licensed - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination
  • Series 65 Licensed - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Series 63 Licensed - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • Series 7 Licensed - General Securities Qualification

I am licensed and registered to offer products and services in CT. Licenses and registrations will vary.
Domiciled in CT.

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CA Insurance Lic. # 0I74939

For more information send me a quick email or call the office. | (203) 513-6331