Gaylord K. Swim was founder and President of Pillar Capital Advisors (PCA), attended Pomona College before transferring to Brigham Young University, where he received both a B.S. degree in Business Management/Finance and an M.A. in Political Science. In 1984 he opened and managed an office of Dominick & Dominick, a member of the New York Stock Exchange. He resigned his position with Dominick in 1989 to dedicate his professional time to fee-based investment management. Mr. Swim was a former chairman of EFI Electronics and served on the boards of a private school and a number of other nonprofit organizations. He was a portfolio manager, analyst, and member of the PCA Investment Committee.