Joshua N. Terry, CFA
President, The Garden Group
Josh Terry is the Founder and President of The Garden Group, a family-owned diversified holding company based in Dallas, Texas. The Garden Group consists of businesses across a variety of industries and includes Mars Services, a 2017 member of the Inc. 5000 and a two-time member of the SMU Cox Dallas 100 fastest growing private companies.
In 2011, Mr. Terry co-founded Acis Capital Management, LP, a below-investment grade fixed income asset manager which, from 2011 until his departure in 2016, he helped grow to $3.7 billion in assets under management. At Acis, Mr. Terry served as Portfolio Manager for all funds under management, including a two-time award-winning hedge fund. Other funds under management included collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and separate accounts, with assets primarily consisting of bank loans and structured products.
Mr. Terry was also previously Partner and Head of Trading and Structured Products at Highland Capital Management, where he served as a member of the Investment Committee and managed fixed income portfolios totaling over $10 billion in assets. He started his career at Stephens Inc. as an analyst in the investment banking division. Mr. Terry has over ten years of experience investing in a wide range of asset classes, including bank loans, high yield bonds, structured products, distressed investments, real estate, equities and derivatives. He also has a passion for helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and has made several start-up and small business investments over the past six years.
Mr. Terry currently serves on the Board of Governors and 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 Safety Committee of Friends of the Katy Trail. Mr. Terry received a BBA in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Baylor University. 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.