He began working for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (“LDS Church”) in 1995 as Vice President of the internal Investment Management Division, also known as Ensign Peak Advisors. At Ensign Peak Advisors he managed complex investment products including Currencies, Bonds, Hedged Investments, Swaps, and Structured Products in many different countries and currencies. During this time, Mr. Tullis was an Economics adjunct professor at LDS Business College. He also conducted academic research related to currency exposure and global investment portfolios, published related articles and spoke nationally related to areas of expertise.
Mr. Tullis served as Chief Financial Officer for Oculus Technologies based in Boston, MA. Oculus Technologies, a provider of secure computing environments, held patents and technologies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) technology licensing department allowing for technology and financial modeling of disparate and complex systems.
Mr. Tullis joined Merrill Lynch as Vice President in the Institutional Advisory Division where he created structured investments for large national and international Banks, Insurance and Investment Company clients. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Tullis created investment solutions designed to reduce risks in complex investment portfolios.
Mr. Tullis founded Vigilant Investment Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor. Vigilant served as the investment adviser and manager to privately pooled funds “hedge funds”, each designed to meet various investment objectives. Vigilant primarily served as a proprietary product available only to a limited number of investors. To expand the availability of this investment opportunity to a wider range of qualified investors Mr. Tullis transitioned Vigilant Investment Advisors in 2016 and launched Regent Street Advisors.
Mr. Tullis managed Regent Street Advisors, a boutique SEC Registered Investment Advisor based in Salt Lake City. This allowed Mr. Tullis to make available to all qualified investors the opportunity to invest in the Regent Street Funds. Mr. Tullis was the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Regent Street Advisors where he managed three different hedge funds, each with a different characteristic.
Mr. Tullis has lectured nationally to audiences discussing advanced principles of hedging and structured investments. He is known for the article “How Much International Exposure is Advantageous in a Domestic Portfolio?”, published in The Journal of Portfolio Management.
Mr. Tullis has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with inclusion in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database. Mr. Tullis enjoys spending time with his wife and their six children. The Tullis family are avid tennis players and spend many hours developing and participating in the USTA and NCAA tennis programs.