Thomas S. Gayner, President and Chief Investment Officer since May 2010. Chief Investment Officer since January 2001. President, Markel-Gayner Asset Management Corporation, a subsidiary, since December 1990. Director from 1998 to 2004.
In an interview with GuruFocus, Tom Gayner mentioned a few of his favorite books. Below is the list:
He mentioned that his favorite author is Mark Twain, and stated there is a "subtext of money, and finance, and investing, and behavior that underlies much of Mark Twain's work. And if you read and study Mark Twain, I think you get a good sense of the qualitative factors that affect investing as opposed to just the pure numbers."