E. Neil Gilliss MBA, CFP®

Partner & CEO

Neil is the founder of Canal Capital Management and serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. He began his career at Wheat First Securities on the Trade Desk before transitioning to the advisory side of the business where he was affiliated with several large private firms. After becoming partner at a boutique Wealth Management firm, Neil decided that he wanted to build a firm that truly served the client first.

Throughout his career, Neil has provided comprehensive wealth management planning to successful business owners, professionals and families. He has extensive experience working with senior executives at Fortune 500 companies. Neil serves as head of the firm’s Investment Committee and as a General Partner for two Real Estate funds.

Neil grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where he attended Broadwater Academy before graduating from Hampden-Sydney College with honors in Managerial Economics. Neil then went on to receive his MBA from the University of Richmond with a concentration in Investments. He is a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary as well.

Neil and his wife Carrington live in Richmond and have two little girls, Mary Archer and Taylor. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf and fishing when he can find the time.