Odette Thurston joined Cribstone in the fall of 2013*. She serves as both Investment Strategist to the firm and also leads relationships with many families. Odette has extensive experience in investment and portfolio management, equity research and analysis through a career that spans more than 20 years. She has held senior portfolio manager positions at Ark Asset Management and J&W Seligman & Co., Inc. in New York City, where she co-managed both institutional and mutual fund assets totaling $3 billion, and got her start at Morgan Stanley, where she spent seven years in the equity research department. For a short stretch in the early 2000s, Odette channeled her investment expertise into financial writing, working as a columnist for TheStreet.com (James Cramer’s premier financial news website) and as a staff writer with Smart Money Magazine. Like other members of the Cribstone team, Odette has first-hand experience with non-profit organizations. She served in senior development positions at Penobscot East Resource Center, Maine Audubon, the National Wildlife Federation and Vassar College. Odette currently serves as a Trustee of the Maine Island Trail Association, where she chairs the Development Committee. In past years, she volunteered for Planned Parenthood.
Odette received her MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and her Bachelor of Arts in History from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. She lives in Falmouth with her husband, Scott Thurston, and three dogs, loves to travel and spends as much time as she can in the Maine outdoors, playing tennis, sailing, kayaking, hiking, cycling and skiing.
* Any reference to Cribstone Capital Management prior to May 2015 refers to the group’s affiliation with Ameriprise.