Gurtin Municipal Bond Management Named 2017 Top Workplace by Local Newspaper
San Diego-Based Firm Recognized for Strong Workplace Environment
SAN DIEGO (November 14, 2017) — Gurtin Municipal Bond Management (Gurtin), an asset management firm with a singular focus on municipal investments, earned The San Diego Union-Tribune’s 2017 Top Workplace honor. The firm, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, won the award based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
“When I founded this firm in 2008, I set out to create an environment where people would be excited to come to work each day,” said Bill Gurtin, CEO and chief investment officer. “Now, almost 10 years later, I can truthfully say that culture is the lifeblood of our firm, and our most important asset is our people.”
With 72 employees as well as offices in Solana Beach, San Francisco and Chicago, Gurtin operates as a meritocracy, valuing an employee’s contribution and commitment to the firm’s success over the number of hours worked, thus creating an environment where work-life balance is cherished.
“As a firm, we are constantly innovating and expanding our team to actively support our growing client base,” said Kay Gurtin, partner and head of recruitment.“Our motto is to never settle — we are diligent in identifying candidates who are highly qualified for each role, with a keen eye for a candidate’s honesty, integrity and culture fit in our collaborative environment”
Within the small business category, the San Diego Union-Tribune recognized 26 San Diegan companies and organizations with fewer than 100 employees as 2017 Top Workplaces, out of 40 total applicants. Other categories included midsize organizations (between 100 – 399 employees) and large organizations (with more than 400 employees). Any organization with 50 or more employees in San Diego is eligible to participate in the program. Neither the firm nor any employees paid a fee to be considered for, or awarded, this honor. Top Workplaces recognized eligible companies based on a 24-question survey about the workplace that employees complete, which Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics) distributed and analyzed. The evaluations for the list are based purely on employee opinions.
About Gurtin Municipal Bond Management:
With a deep expertise in municipal bond portfolio and fund management and $14 billion in discretionary assets under management as of October 31, 2017, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management strives to provide investors and their advisors with the utmost comfort in their municipal bond investments. Recognizing that investor comfort requires a team of only the most talented, upstanding, and passionate individuals, we are always looking to invest in individuals who will excel at Gurtin.
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