Gene is a 1985 Air Force Academy graduate with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, followed by an MBA received from Penn State University in 1998. He started his career as an Air Force instructor pilot and flight evaluator, and currently flies for a large US International Air Carrier. He started a financial consulting firm in 2005 to begin to fill the void for high quality investment advice focused on well-paid professionals. In 2011 he created Solitude Financial Services, a Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Virginia.