Our Team


Jerry Kohler

Jerry Kohler


CEO & Chief Investment Officer jerry@gjkohlerinvestments.com

        My career advising clients began in Newport Beach, California where I chose to specialize in individual securities analysis and portfolio construction. I was fortunate to learn the business from some terrific value investors that shunned the fad investments swirling around them and I continue with value as a core tenet today. Focusing on value metrics with a contrarian bent enhances the ability to differentiate from the product oriented herd. While Wall Street seems to pump out "give them what they want" product that is easy to sell, many such items are not necessarily in the investor’s best interest. The approach of detailed in depth research may prove more time consuming than pure marketing, however it is the best way to protect my clients and the clients of G J Kohler Investment Advisors from the perils and pitfalls that exist in this business.

Over 30 years in the investment world I am pleased to have established a firm that will provide the best ideas and methods I have observed and apply them for the benefit of every client that we work with.

Mutual Respect. Trust. This is our motto and it is how we conduct ourselves at G J Kohler Investment Advisors.

Formal Education & Experience
Bachelor Degree in Economics from The University of Southern California, 1978.
Certified Financial Planning Program from The University of Southern California College of Continuing Education.
Completed the Certified Financial Planner Professional Education Program.
Syndicate Manager at Regional and National Wall Street Brokerage Firms.
Sought and identified merger and acquisition candidates and assets while employed in the petroleum and petrochemical industry.

Personal
My wife of 30+ years, Valerie, is a Kentucky native and we returned to the Bluegrass State in 2005 with our four children Erika, Ellie, John, and Vann. I call Prospect, Kentucky home and enjoy the Ohio River, fishing, horses, and all that Kentucky has to offer.

Civic Involvement
Prospect/Goshen Rotary
Executives Club of Louisville
Louisville Quarterback Club
Louisville Sports Commission
Derby Festival
Shady Glen Club
Boys & Girls Haven



Ashley Hembree

Ashley Hembree


COO & Investment Strategist ashley@gjkohlerinvestments.com

        Developing a trusted relationship with my clients and helping them lay the framework for a successful financial future is my main priority as an Investment Advisor Representative. It is important to take the time to understand my clients, their goals and the lifestyle they want to live. I enjoy learning their individual situations and then developing a plan to bring them an honest, unbiased solution to their wealth management, financial planning and benefit needs.
I am committed to providing individuals with the dedicated service and guidance needed to accomplish their financial goals.

In my free time I can usually be found running, cooking and traveling. I am happily married to my husband Ryan and we have two dogs Charlie and Parker.


Formal Education & Experience
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management – University of Kentucky, 2001
Series 7 & 66 securities held in Kentucky and Indiana
Life and Health licenses held in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina & Georgia
Founder & President- Hembree Insurance Agency, 9/2005- present

Civic Involvement
Greater Louisville Outstanding Women (GLOW)
Younger Women’s Club of Louisville (YWC) Board of Directors
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Board of Directors