McHam Taylor & Company was founded in 1990 when Gary left Smith Barney to start his own firm. His investment career began forty years ago (1971) and included ten years in New York City. While in New York, Gary attained the levels of Senior Vice President and Chairman’s Club, which were Smith Barney’s highest titles for investment advisors. His undergraduate degree is from Wake Forest University, and he earned an M.B.A. from New York University (NYU) with a double major in Finance and International Business.
Gary lives in Spartanburg with his wife (Linda), a garden designer and writer, and Lily, their beloved pooch of uncertain lineage. He is a constant reader who also enjoys international travel and the occasional round of golf.