John C. Gesek
President, Chief Investment Strategist
Mr. Gesek entered the financial services industry full time in 2002 when he joined SAA Financial and
as a Registered Representative of Royal Alliance Associates, a New York Broker-Dealer. He became a
managing partner in the firm in 2004 and was instrumental in the growth of the company, and it's
successor McKeelGesek Financial Advisory Services. John left the firm in 2008 to start Optimus
Capital Advisors with the primary responsibility for portfolio strategy and the development and
implementation of the model portfolio system that the firm utilizes. In addition, he personally meets
with clients and advises them in the areas of setting goals and objectives for financial success. For his
efforts, John has been recognized in Texas Monthly Magazine by being included as one of their top
Wealth Managers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Prior to a career in the financial services and investment management, Mr. Gesek spent ten years as a
player in the National Football League. Drafted by the Raiders in 1987, Mr. Gesek developed a
reputation as a dependable offensive lineman and consistent starter early in his career. Mr. Gesek was
traded to the Dallas Cowboys in 1990 and immediately became a reliable member of one of the best
lines in the NFL. His career was highlighted by being a starter on Cowboys teams which won Super
Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. He was a sought after free agent in 1994 and spent the next three years as a
member of the Washington Redskins.
John was exposed to investing at a young age and that experience led to an internship with a financial
planning and insurance firm in the San Francisco Bay Area in his first few off-seasons. As the demands
of football increased Mr. Gesek relocated to Dallas where he embraced an entrepreneurial spirit by
exploring numerous investment ideologies including direct investment in real estate and operating
companies. This time led to valuable experience which now allows him to understand investment
opportunities and assess risk characteristics more efficiently and objectively.
John is married to Gina and they have four children.
• California State University Sacramento, Distinguished Service Award 2008
• Ashford University, Bachelors of Arts Political Science
• Happy Hill Farm Academy, Director
• Dallas Cowboys Legends
• NFL Alumni Association
• Sacramento State Alumni Association
Jack W. Luna
Vice President, Investment Strategy
Mr. Luna is currently serving as a financial advisor and his primary responsibility is to plan, execute and maintain client's Investment portfolios.
Jack has been a member of the financial services industry for over ten years while being employed at both Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley before joining Optimus capital Advisors. Jack's primary goal is to provide long term strategic planning for his client's portfolios by using a tactical approach to investing. Jack's primary investment objective is to build investment portfolio's which allow his client's the opportunity for growth but keep them from suffering from the worst days of the markets decline.
Jack, a Oklahoma City University graduate, holds a FINRA Series 66 license and is a former President of the Southlake Carroll Athletic Booster Club, were he served the community for six years.
He has lived in Southlake for 16 years with his wife Marilee. They have three children.
• Central Oklahoma University
• Bachelors Degree