Portfolio Management

Combining the specific skills of options and alternative investment management with a deep knowledge of financial product distribution

Joe Gabor

Chief Investment Officer

Joe is the President/CIO/CDO and Co-Founder at SafeGuard Asset Management. He oversees fund management and operations.

Joe has over 30 years of experience in Market Neutral Strategies and Derivatives.

Prior to co-founding SafeGuard, Joe was Partner and Principal at Brandywine Asset Management and Cantor Fitzgerald, where he focused on helping clients achieve market-like returns while attempting to lower the volatility of those returns.

Joe also served as Vice President of Market Neutral Strategies at both Lehman Brothers and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, where he helped to grow both the rate of return and asset bases of numerous name brand hedge funds.

Joe started his career on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange as an Equity Options Specialist and Trader,  later achieving the task of helping to initiate an equity options trading post for his firm on the American Stock Exchange in New York City.

Joe was a football player and 4-year academic scholarship recipient at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a FINRA series 3 license holder.

Joe resides with his wife, Alison, and 3 children, Joseph, Violette, and Charlotte in West Chester, Pa. He and his family love the outdoors, and on the weekends can be found either on a ski slope, a snowmobile, out in the wilderness, or behind a fishing pole.

Gary Kleinschmidt

Gary Kleinschmidt


Gary Kleinschmidt is CEO and Co-Founder at Safeguard Asset Management. He is responsible for product development, marketing, and the global distribution strategy. 

Prior to founding Safeguard, Gary was Head of Retirement Field Sales and Strategy for Franklin Templeton/Legg Mason Global Asset Management and oversaw the Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) field sales force. Prior to Legg Mason, Gary was the National Sales Manager for Van Kampen Investments Retirement Team.

Gary was founding member of the National Association of Plan Sponsors’ (NAPA) Leadership Council and served for four years on the Task Force for the State of Maryland to Ensure Retirement Security. He was recognized in the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution” by the 401kWire for four consecutive years.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University He currently holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

Gary resides in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, with his wife of 33 years, Maureen. He has three children, Gary, Lauren, and Kelly and has been blessed with his first grandson, Chase. He enjoys playing in a senior baseball league, playing golf, and boating at the Jersey Shore.

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