Tom Gayner serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation. Gayner is a member of the company’s Board of Managers. Since its IPO in 1986 and through the end of 2009, Markel has grown the book value per share at a compound annual rate of 23 percent. In addition to his seat on the Markel|Eagle Partners board, Gayner serves on the boards of Graham Holdings, Colfax Corporation and The Davis Funds.
Gayner received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia.