Wayne Holbrook brings more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry.  Wayne joined Gratus in May 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer. Wayne is responsible for collaborating with the Executive team to develop and measure team structures, create operational efficiencies, and innovate policies and procedures to align with the firm’s vision.

Career Highlights

Prior to joining Gratus, Wayne was the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer for Cornerstone Investment Partners and was responsible for operations, trading, finance, human resources, compliance and technology. Before his joining Cornerstone, Wayne was Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer for Tactical Allocation Group, LLC, where he was responsible for all operations, trading, technology, compliance and human resources. Prior to that, he was a Global Partner with Invesco’s North American Institutional group.


Wayne earned his Masters of Business Administration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Charitable Activities

Wayne was one of the founders of the Atlanta Kennel Club Foundation and currently serves as Treasurer.  He is also past President and currently serves on the Board of the Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation.

Outside the Office

Wayne and his wife live in Alpharetta.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.