Our Team
Cory S. Krebs, CFA
Chief Operating Officer and Portfolio Manager

Cory S. Krebs is Chief Operating Officer, a shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors of CooksonPeirce Wealth Management. He is a Portfolio Manager in charge of the day to day operations of all CooksonPeirce strategies, including the Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund, as well as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.  In addition, he facilitates strategic planning initiatives with the assistance of the Board, is responsible for the development of all written investment communications and oversees the firm’s investment operations. 

Prior to joining CooksonPeirce in 2003, Cory spent five years with Laurel Capital Advisors, an investment subsidiary of Mellon Financial; completing his tenure as the Head of Equity Trading.  There he was responsible for all aspects of block order trading, participated in new product development and assisted in the investment manager due diligence process. Cory has also previously worked in the financial services industry for Federated Investors and American Express Financial Advisors in various positions of increasing authority.

Cory graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He continued his education and received a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. Cory is CFA charterholder, having earned the designation in October of 2007.

Cory is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Society of Investment Professionals, where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors and President of the organization.  Furthermore, he is a lifetime member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association and the Panther Club.  

Cory resides in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Melissa and their school aged children, Jack, Lauren and Mark.