Kerr Tigrett


Mr. Tigrett began his career working on Capitol Hill during his summers off from attending the University of Virginia. In Washington, he worked from a page to an intern for Sen. George Mitchell (D-ME), Sen. Robert Dole (R- KS), and Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN). After school and politics he shifted his focus to finance. He joined an event-driven based hedge fund in Los Angeles named Strome Investment Management. Kerr began at Strome as an Associate in the Sales and Marketing department and through the years worked his way up to Managing Director of Sales and Marketing. While there he raised just under half of the assets for the firm and gained the Strome funds access onto Société General’s, Lyxor platform. After he left Strome, Kerr moved to Tennessee to look for a more entrepreneurial opportunity. He found it with JALP Global, a product sourcing and logistics conglomerate, owned by Justin Timberlake and family. As President, he ran the business between JALP’s offices in Tennessee and Hong Kong, China, developing products for clients such as MGM, Live Nation and Target. After leaving JALP, he moved back to finance and co-founded IronHorse Capital where he earned his NASD Series 65 designation (Registered Investment Advisor).

In the civic arena, Kerr sits on the boards of Memphis in May International Festival, The University of Memphis Advisory Athletic Board, The Smithsonian’s Rock and Soul Museum, and The Leadership Academy and is a former board member of Mpact Memphis, The Rise Foundation and The Phoenix Club. He has been honored as one of Business TN Magazine’s Top 30 under 30 and The Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40.