Jeffrey McCurdy Board Member, Investment Chair, Community Foundation of Sarasota County Sarasota, FL Shift Capital | Community Capital, Funding / Investment Jeffrey McCurdy is a Board member (2012-Present) and the Investment Chair (2012-Present) of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with investment assets of approximately $350 million. He is also the Founder and Principal of Guardsman Private Capital Management, a boutique investment advisory firm based out of Sarasota, Florida. Before founding Guardsman, Jeff was the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a private investment firm and served in a corporate finance capacity for AlliedSignal, where he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and business development. Earlier in his career, Jeff served for eight years as an officer and rotary- and fixed-wing aviator in the U.S. Army, including service in the Gulf War. Mr. McCurdy earned an MBA from Duke University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff was born in Germany and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida and Davidson, North Carolina, with his wife, Barbara. They have five children and therefore, no hobbies.