R. Gary Saliba, Principal
Principal and Co-Founder of Pretium Valuation and Saliba Asset Management has spent the last 25 years valuing businesses and managing money as a Registered Investment Advisor. Formerly, Gary was Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at Colonial Bank in Birmingham and Senior Vice President & Trust Officer at SouthTrust Bank of Huntsville. Gary earned a Graduate Degree from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University (1981), and also holds an MBA. Gary is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), an enrolled agent (EA) with the Internal Revenue Service, and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). Gary is a former member of the board of directors for VMIC, Inc. and BizTech, a high technology business incubator. Gary is the current chairman of the board of directors of Three Springs, Inc. and Rymic Systems and is a member of the board of Vista Springs, Inc.
Mr. Romer, born in 1980, graduated from Stetson University in May 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Finance. Subsequently, Mr. Romer formed a family partnership and spent 4 years constructing and managing a commercial ice plant in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental Philippines. In short, Mr. Romer spotted an opportunity to take market share from an incumbent by locating his facility much nearer the end use customer, with the competitive differentiator being his plant’s shorter, more reliable delivery times. Additionally, Mr. Romer’s family partnership invested in a commercial fishing vessel, which like the ice plant operates today.