Sophia Collier is executive manager and key strategist of Point Reyes Management. She is an active investor, entrepreneur and artist with a 40-year career including executive positions and successful startups and exits in consumer products, financial services and technology.
For 16 years, Sophia Collier was the CEO of Citizens Advisers, Inc., a SEC registered investment advisor that attained $2.5 billion in assets and Citizens Securities, a 50 state registered broker-dealer. At Citizens she participated in the purchase and sale of billions of dollars of securities, created a number of funds and structured products, in addition to being an active investor. Collier and her partners sold Citizens Advisers in April 2008 to the Sentinel Funds, a unit of National Life of Vermont.
Prior to founding Citizens, Collier co-founded American Natural Beverage in her kitchen in Brooklyn, NY when she was 21 years old. Under her leadership, the company grew to over $25 million in retail sales and was sold to the Seagram Beverage Company in 1989. Rockefeller and Co. was among the early investors in American Natural. The company’s product Soho Natural Soda was the first in the new wave of alternative beverages and launched an industry generating billions of dollars in sales today.
Collier is also active as an artist, having developed a unique art form using computer simulation and computerized carving to replicate water surfaces. Her work has been in museum shows and is held in corporate and individual collections in the United States and internationally.