Leadership Team

Brilliant Minds At Work

Tracie Lawson
Vice President

Ms. Lawson earned a MS in Nursing from USF and obtained her certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix and completed a master’s course in Private Equity at the London Business School. She is a Certified Healthcare Risk Manager in the state of Florida as well as a certified professional coder (CPC).

Ana A. Riddell, CPA, CRB
Managing Director

Ana is currently the Managing Director for Gari Capital, overseeing all facets of operations for the Gari Family Office. Ana graduated from the University of South Florida, majoring in Accounting and later obtaining CPA licensure from the State of Delaware. She has more 20 years of financial accounting experience and a strong healthcare background.

Andrew Gibson, CFA
Senior Equity Analyst

Andrew has more than 20 years of investment experience. He is a Generalist Analyst for the investment team. Prior to joining Gari Family Office, Andrew was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for Bank of New York Mellon focused in the health sector for mid cap and small cap mutual funds totaling close to $3 billion in assets under management.

Cathy Safreed
Senior Accountant

Cathy joined Gari Enterprises Investments, LLC in 2012 as the Senior Accountant where she is responsible for the day to day accounting functions of over thirty entities, including real estate properties, the Gari Family Office and Gari Enterprises Investments, LTD, specializing in investment accounting.

Sonia Velez
Executive Assistant

Sonia has 30 plus years working as an executive assistant and handles all functions of the Gari Family office from business to personal and primarily handles all his travel and calendar aside from other administrative tasks. Sonia is a US Army Veteran with 6 years of service.