CFA, Managing Director
Jeff Tryka is a Lambert veteran that rejoined the firm in December 2017 to focus on building the firm’s Recreational Vehicle and Mobility capabilities while strengthening the Capital Markets group. Jeff has more than a decade of experience in investor relations, including his prior role as a senior director at Lambert from 2008-13, and worked on Wall Street for a decade as a sell-side analyst covering small-cap manufacturing, recreational vehicles, and large-cap retail.
Jeff has significant experience managing perception studies, quarterly earnings, investor outreach, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, unsolicited takeover defense, analyst days, activist investors and shareholder actions which has equipped him with unique perspectives and insights to benefit clients from small-cap public companies to the Fortune 500.
Prior to rejoining Lambert, Jeff spent four years as the director of corporate development and investor relations for Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO), the world’s largest RV company. While at Thor, Jeff was instrumental in developing the complete investor relations program, including quarterly earnings, non-deal roadshow, investor days, special investor events surrounding the industry’s largest trade events, annual reports, annual shareholder meetings, and investor communications surrounding mergers and acquisitions – including the purchase of Jayco, the largest acquisition in Thor’s history. During his tenure, Thor tripled in market capitalization and saw a 50% increase in analyst coverage.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University and an MBA in finance from Indiana University. Jeff has held the chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation since 2003, and previously served as President of the CFA Society of West Michigan. Jeff also serves on the board of directors for the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation in Chicago.