Meet the team
Working alongside our founders Tom Gearing and Philip Gearing is a dedicated team of experienced industry professionals working across portfolio management, market analysis, marketing, accounting and logistics to ensure our clients reap the full rewards of involvement in the fine wine investment market.
Atul brought his wealth of experience as a lawyer, asset manager and wine aficionado together in bringing Cult Wines to Canada with Tom Gearing in 2021. He practiced law in Ontario and England and then moved into the business world by heading up Harris Bank mutual funds in Chicago. He then led the charge for BMO to enter the ETF business as the founding President of BMO Exchange Traded Funds, going on to serve as the founding MD/CEO of Vanguard Investments in Canada.
After spending nearly two decades working in PR and marketing for multimillion dollar brands and start-ups within the financial services industry, Carrie knows what truly drives innovation, how to build brands and how to create the right client experience. Outside of work, Carrie is a Barre 3 enthusiast and an avid reader. Her family is her first love.
Jonathan has been with Cult Wines for over ten years and has extensive experience in fine wine investment. In 2021, as newly appointed Senior Vice President, he oversees Cult Wines’ global expansion into North America and is responsible for the New York office launch and growing the US client base.
Jonathan started as a Portfolio Manager for Cult Wines’ UK team. He helped create and implement new marketing strategies that drove new business opportunities for the company and earned him the Senior Portfolio Manager title.
During his tenure at Cult Wines, Jonathan has developed a dangerous affinity for white Burgundy, although Vega Sicilia Unico remains his favorite label.
Austin joined Cult Wines in 2019. He previously worked as a Portfolio Manager for six years at CIBC Wood Gundy and has a brief spell as Business Development Manager at a Canadian manufacturing company. Cult Wines was a perfect fit to combine his passion for wine and experience in financial markets.
Outside of work, Austin is a passionate sports fan. He proudly supports his hometown Toronto Raptors & Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League. When it comes to wine, Austin has a deep affection for Northern Rhone, Champagne & Italy.