Mr. Weems serves as portfolio manager with additional responsibilities in the areas of marketing and client services. Mr. Weems received a B.A. in 1975 from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Economics and Business Administration, and earned an MBA in 1977 from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 1998.
Mr. Weems had over 23 years experience in the securities industries with Salomon Brothers, which he joined in 1977 and with Salomon Smith Barney after the merger of Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney, before co-founding Beacon Street Capital. In 1980 he joined the fledgling mortgage department of Salomon Brothers under Lewis Ranieri and helped to build the department into a leadership position on Wall Street.
He moved to Atlanta with Salomon in 1983, and in 1984 took over the leadership role of the mortgage sales effort for the Southeastern region. In 1995, Mr. Weems became Manager of the Atlanta office of Salomon Brothers with the overall responsibility for all sales activities in the Southeast, and was named Managing Director shortly thereafter. In 2000, he left Salomon Smith Barney to concentrate on private investments and community activity.