Contango provides our partner banks with a full array of wealth-management services.
Julie Castle, Chief Executive Officer, Contango Capital Advisors
Prior to becoming CEO, Julie Castle was EVP, First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. and president, First Interstate Wealth Management. A member of the FIBS board of directors, she participated in the bankís management and supervisory committees.A seasoned banker with over 29 years in the industry, Ms. Castle joined First Interstate Bank in July 2007 from Bank of America, where she held numerous leadership roles Region Executive for Premier Banking, responsible for the design, start up and leadership of a private banking business line. Ms. Castle holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and numerous securities licenses.
She received a Bachelorís degree from the University of California at Davis, and completed graduate banking coursework at Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Perry Piazza, Director of Investment Strategy
Perry Piazza is in charge of designing and implementing Contango's investment strategies. Mr. Piazza brings significant US and international trading and financial market experience to Contango. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Piazza worked at First New York Securities, a proprietary trading firm in New York. Earlier, Mr. Piazza was a derivatives trader for Citigroup in New York and London, and was co-manager of the London trading desk. At Citigroup, he specialized in the commodities markets, analyzing and developing customer and proprietary trading strategies across the energy and metals sectors. He also traded on the interest-rate and foreign-exchange markets. In addition, Mr. Piazza served as an international equity arbitrage analyst at Bear Stearns and a fixed-income analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Piazza holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS from the University of Delaware.
Pamela Inghram, President of Western National Trust Company
Ms. Inghram is a member of Contango's Investment Committee in addition to her responsibilities at Western National Trust Company. Previously she was portfolio manager at Wells Capital Management, fixed-income portoflio manager at the Utah State Retirement System, and a senior investment officer in the trust division of First Interstate Bank. Ms. Ingrham, formerly Contango's senior portfolio manager, has been with Contango for seven years.
She holds an MBA from the University of Utah, and a bachelor's degree Environmental Planning from the University of California, Davis.
Lincoln Taylor, Chief Compliance Officer
Lincoln Taylor heads Contango’s compliance team. Before joining Contango, he held positions as chief compliance officer for Vista Wealth Management/VWM Insurance Services, regional supervisory officerfor JP Morgan Chase, and complianceofficer for Valmark Securities, Inc.
Mr. Taylor has a JD from the University of Akron School of Law, a master of taxation from the University of Akron, and a BS in management/finance from Brigham Young University.