Richard Gula has an extensive background in securities analysis, including significant supervisory experience at several highly regarded investment management firms. He served in the late 1990s as the director of technical analysis at Fidelity Management and Research. In addition to developing quantitative and technical research methods, and integrating those approaches into the firm’s security selection process, Mr. Gula reported directly to Edward C. Johnson III, Fidelity’s chairman, concerning investment projects he managed.

Prior to working at Fidelity, Mr. Gula was the chief investment officer of BayBanks Investment Management, which managed $4 billion in assets for mutual funds, trusts, institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Gula’s professional background also includes senior positions at Batterymarch Financial Management and Putnam Funds, where he served as head of international equities and director of market analysis, respectively.

Mr. Gula graduated from Harvard University, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology.