About Josh Terry
Joshua N. Terry, CFA
President, The Garden Group
Josh Terry is the Founder and President of The Garden Group, a family-owned holding company based in Dallas, Texas. The Garden Group invests in start-ups, real estate and small businesses, including Mars Services, a two-time member of the Inc. 5000 and SMU Dallas 100 lists of fastest-growing private companies.
In 2011, Mr. Terry co-founded Acis Capital Management, LP, an alternative credit asset manager, which he helped grow to $3.7 billion in assets under management through his departure in 2016. At Acis, Mr. Terry served as portfolio manager for all funds under management, including a two-time award-winning hedge fund that targeted investments in CLOs and CDOs. Other funds under management included separately managed accounts and CLOs, with assets primarily consisting of structured products and bank loans.
Mr. Terry previously ran the trading desk and structured products team at Highland Capital, where he also managed fixed income portfolios totaling over $10 billion in assets. He started his career at Stephens Inc. on its investment banking team. Mr. Terry has over ten years of experience investing in a wide range of asset classes, including structured products, bank loans, high yield bonds, distressed investments, real estate, equities and derivatives.
Mr. Terry currently serves on the Board of Governors and as Chairman of the Finance Committee of Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. He also serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Safety Committee of Friends of the Katy Trail. In 2018, Mr. Terry was honored as one of five finalists for the Good Works Under 40 Award presented by the Dallas Foundation and Dallas Morning News, highlighting volunteer work in the community.
Mr. Terry received a BBA in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Baylor University, where he played on the men’s soccer team. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Terry lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their two young children.