Edwin Kispert, Managing Partner

Ed Kispert works to constantly propel Gideon towards the firm’s goals by improving its operational systems and processes, specifically supporting management, reporting, information flow, business processes, and organizational planning. He also manages and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT, and finance) through improvements to each function, as well as coordination and communication between support and business services. Ed plays a significant role in Gideon's long-term planning, including an initiative geared towards operational excellence.

In addition to operational management, Ed develops personalized strategic solutions to address the financial needs of individuals, families, and small to mid-sized businesses. His focus is primarily asset management, specifically in tax-efficient investments and asset protection strategies. 

Ed graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics and a concentration in Financial Globalization. During his four years at Penn, he was a lettered member of the varsity football team.

Originally from New Jersey, Ed now lives in Los Angeles and is an active member of his community. He enjoys reading, hiking, cooking—especially Italian—and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Ed maintains the Series 7, 63, 65 securities licenses, and the Life, Accident, and Health insurance licenses.