About Our Firm

 

Ziegler Capital Management, LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional offices in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; and Milwaukee, WI. The firm manages portfolios across the fixed income and equity spectrum for a wide range of clients including corporations, mutual fund sub-advisory, municipalities, pension plans, foundations, endowments, senior living and healthcare organizations and high net worth individuals. Ziegler Capital Management was formed in 1991 and has grown significantly in recent years through strategic business combinations with experienced investment teams nationwide. Through these combinations, we have expanded our investment strategy offerings and broadened our portfolio management teams to best serve our expanding client base.

Assets Under Management

as of June 30, 2017 in billions

 

Offices

70 West Madison Street | Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312) 368-1442
BPG Group
3 Bryant Park | 4th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 328-1000
TWCM Group
One Montgomery Street | Suite 3700
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415) 364-2500
Red Granite Growth Group
309 North Water Street | Suite 315
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 326-3200
FAMCO & MVP Groups
8235 Forsyth Boulevard | Suite 725
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 446-6700
 

People

Senior Leadership

Scott Roberts

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scott A. Roberts serves as President & CEO of Ziegler Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Roberts has more than 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Ziegler, he was President and Chief Investment Officer of Deerfield Capital Management and responsible for all investment management, marketing, and operational activities of the firm. Mr. Roberts oversaw the growth of assets under management at Deerfield from less than $400 million in 2000 to over $15 billion at the end of 2007. Mr. Roberts served as Chairman of the Investment Committee of Deerfield Triarc Capital Corp, an externally managed Mortgage Securities REIT, from the company’s initial private offering in 2004 through 2006.

Prior to joining Deerfield Capital, Mr. Roberts was the Chief Investment Officer at several Zurich Insurance Company subsidiaries including Scudder Kemper Investments, Zurich Investment Management and CentreRe. Prior to Zurich, Mr. Roberts was the Director of Fixed Income for Loomis Sayles in Milwaukee and a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Putnam Investments in Boston.

Mr. Roberts is currently on the Board of Directors of Marquette University, Marquette University High School and Catholic Charities of Chicago. He has served on the Board of Directors of several of the firms with which he has worked, including Centre Cat, Centre Investment Services, Zurich Investment Management, Liberty Hampshire and Deerfield Capital. Mr. Roberts received an M.B.A. in Finance and Investments from the Applied Security Analysis Program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Marquette University.

Paula Horn

Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager

Ms. Paula Horn joined the firm in February 2009. Prior to joining the firm, she was Managing Director of Investment Grade Credit at Deerfield Capital, which included the ABS and Investment Grade Corporate Bond Management teams. Ms. Horn was with Deerfield Capital for more than 7 years. Prior to joining Deerfield Capital, Ms. Horn was a Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Trader at Scudder Kemper Investments. While there, Ms. Horn was responsible for all corporate bond portfolio management and trading activities for the Firm’s third party accounts totaling approximately U.S. $4 billion. Prior to her position at Scudder Kemper, Ms. Horn was a Corporate Bond Portfolio Manager and Trader for several Zurich Insurance Company subsidiaries, including Zurich Investment Management and Centre Investment Services. Prior to Centre Investments, Ms. Horn was a software consultant with the PORTIA division of Thomson Financial Services.

Ms. Horn received a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.M. Degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

John K. Brinckerhoff, Sr.

Chief Marketing Officer

John K. Brinckerhoff is the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer leading the Marketing, Distribution, and Client Service efforts for Ziegler Capital Management across all institutional and financial intermediary channels. He joined the firm in November of 2013 and has over 35 years of experience in the institutional investment management industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brinckerhoff was the Chief Marketing Officer at Deerfield Capital where he was responsible for all sales and client service relationships. He was instrumental in helping grow assets from $1 billion to over $16 billion. Before joining Deerfield Capital Management, Mr. Brinckerhoff spent sixteen years at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, most recently as national sales manager for the firm's fixed income division overseeing client relationships and institutional sales teams. He has also held positions at J.P. Morgan Securities Corp. and Merrill Lynch Unit Investment Trust. He serves as an Advisor and former Chair for Catholic Charities Of Lake County Golf Classic since 2002.

Mr. Brinckerhoff holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Denver.

Jack O'Callahan

Senior Managing Director

Jack O’Callahan began his investment career in 1984 when he became a member of the Index and Option Division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. At the time, he was also an active NHL player for the Chicago Blackhawks. In 1989, Mr. O’Callahan transitioned from a 9-year professional hockey career to a CME floor trader in the SP 500 Futures pit. In 1992, he was a founding principal and became president for the next 23 years of Beanpot Financial Services, an Institutional Commodities Broker and FINRA registered Broker Dealer. He sold his interest in Beanpot prior to joining Ziegler Capital Management in early 2015. His current role is focused on overall business and relationship development across the firm’s various areas of interest. Mr. O’Callahan holds several FINRA registrations and he is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Executive Committee. He won an Olympic Gold Medal as a member of the Miracle on Ice hockey team in Lake Placid, NY and he is a 1979 graduate of Boston University.

Craig S. Vanucci, CFA

Craig S. Vanucci joined the firm in 1994 after spending several years with a major regional bank holding company as manager of its Institutional Investments Division. He was also a managing director and partner in a private investment advisory firm. Mr. Vanucci currently serves as a member of the Investment Services Group Equity and Fixed Income Committees. Mr. Vanucci’s primary area of expertise is in developing investment management strategies and solutions for the ongoing management of health care, senior living, municipal and corporate relationships. Over the past 20 years, he has given a variety of speeches on these subjects. Mr. Vanucci received a B.S. in finance from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toledo. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Milwaukee Investment Analyst Society and the CFA Institute.

Elizabeth Watkins, IACCP®

Senior Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Elizabeth Watkins is the Senior Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer of Ziegler Capital Management, LLC and other affiliated investment managers. She brings 25 years of experience and a business-minded approach to the administration of firm's compliance programs. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Watkins was Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for a number of Calamos Investments, LLC entities, domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Calamos, she was the Senior Managing Director, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for The Ziegler Companies. She also served as the Interim President at North Track Funds Inc, Ziegler’s affiliated mutual fund family. Earlier in her career, she held various management positions at independent and boutique financial services and investment management firms.

Ms. Watkins is an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional and is Co-Chair of the Chicago Chief Compliance Officer Group. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and holds various securities licenses including the Series 4, 7, 24, 53, and 66.

Cindi Perez

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Cindi Pérez joined the firm’s parent company in 2007 where she has served as the Chief Operating Officer for several asset management affiliates including Sagewood Asset Management LLC and Thomas Weisel Global Growth Partners LLC. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2007, she was Director of Operations at Ascend Capital LLC. Ms. Pérez has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including tenures as Marketing Director for Thomas Weisel Asset Management LLC and Chief Product Officer at Scudder Weisel Capital LLC. Formerly, she served as Chief Marketing Officer for meVC, Inc., and was Vice President of Retail Product at GT Global/LGT Asset Management. Outside the financial services industry, she served as Director of Communications for several venture-capital funded technology firms including Critical Path, Inc., ICVerify, Inc., eGroups, Inc., and EXP.com, Inc.  Ms.  Pérez began her career at PaineWebber Inc. and their subsidiary, Mitchell Hutchins, in New York.

She received a B.A. from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Renee Ansbro, CPA®

Chief Financial Officer

Renee Ansbro, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of Ziegler Capital Management, LLC and other affiliated investment managers.

Fixed Income Group

Our fixed income team manages Enhanced Cash, Short Term Fixed, Intermediate Fixed and Core Fixed and is based in our Chicago, IL headquarters. The investment team has significant experience in all of the sectors of the fixed income market with risk control at the heart of their investment process. 

Paula Horn

Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager

Ms. Paula Horn joined the firm in February 2009. Prior to joining the firm, she was Managing Director of Investment Grade Credit at Deerfield Capital, which included the ABS and Investment Grade Corporate Bond Management teams. Ms. Horn was with Deerfield Capital for more than 7 years. Prior to joining Deerfield Capital, Ms. Horn was a Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Trader at Scudder Kemper Investments. While there, Ms. Horn was responsible for all corporate bond portfolio management and trading activities for the Firm’s third party accounts totaling approximately U.S. $4 billion. Prior to her position at Scudder Kemper, Ms. Horn was a Corporate Bond Portfolio Manager and Trader for several Zurich Insurance Company subsidiaries, including Zurich Investment Management and Centre Investment Services. Prior to Centre Investments, Ms. Horn was a software consultant with the PORTIA division of Thomson Financial Services.

Ms. Horn received a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.M. Degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Richard D. Scargill

Director of Fixed Income

Mr. Richard D. Scargill is Director of Fixed Income and a senior portfolio manager. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Scargill was a Vice President and portfolio manager for Zurich Scudder Investments where he was responsible for managing over $5 billion in mutual fund and institutional taxable fixed income assets. Mr. Scargill was at Zurich Scudder Investments for 12 years. Mr. Scargill has more than 25 years of investment industry experience and over 20 years managing fixed income portfolios.

Mr. Scargill received his B.S. in finance from the University of South Florida and his M.B.A from Marist College. He is a member of the CFA Institute of Milwaukee and the CFA Institute.

William K. O'Connor, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. William K. O'Connor joined the firm in July 2014 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Vice President at Incapital where he was responsible for maintaining fixed income client relationships and specialized in mortgage backed securities. Previously, Mr. O'Connor was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Allstate Investments, LLC where he was responsible for managing Allstate’s investments in Mortgage-Backed, Agency and Government securities totaling more than $15 billion as well as interest rate management strategies and Allstate’s Economically Targeted Investment portfolio.

Mr. O'Connor received his M.B.A from DePaul University and has a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Northern Illinois University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Eric Zenner, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Eric Zenner joined the firm in May 2009. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Deerfield Capital where he was responsible managing $3.5 billion of investment grade corporate portfolios. Mr. Zenner was with Deerfield Capital for six years. Prior to joining Deerfield, he was a Director and Senior Corporate Bond Trader at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Northwestern Mutual Life, Mr. Zenner was responsible for trading the firm's $12 billion general account portfolio of investment grade corporate bonds. Prior to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Mr. Zenner was head taxable bond trader at Firstar Bank in Milwaukee. Prior to Firstar Bank, Mr. Zenner was municipal bond trader with Cronin and Company in Chicago.

Mr. Zenner received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Milwaukee and the CFA Institute. Mr. Zenner is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

Brian Schuster

Senior Credit Analyst
Brian Schuster is Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Credit Research Analyst on our fixed income team. He oversees all credit research for the group. He has extensive experience with credit instruments and related risk management. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Schuster was a Portfolio Manager with ASNY Asset Management and with Fort Sheridan Advisors. He also spent five years with Pine River Capital Management as Risk Manager where he focused on the automation of risk systems and modeling. Additionally, Mr. Schuster has held credit research positions with Credit Agricole and Prudential PLC. Mr. Schuster holds a B.S. in Finance from DePaul University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

Keith Weldon, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Keith Weldon, CFA, is a Senior Portfolio Manager on our fixed income team. He is a member of the MVP Group investment committee. He joined the firm in 2005 and has over 19 years of investment experience.

Mr. Weldon earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Kentucky and his M.B.A. in Finance from Case Western Reserve University.

Select Equity Group

Our Select Equity team is located in our Chicago, IL headquarters. The team manages large cap and midcap strategies throughout the core, value and technology space. The investment process seeks to exploit anomalies in behavioral finance that lead to mispricing opportunities using a quantitative approach coupled with a fundamental overlay.

Donald J. Nesbitt, CFA

Chief Investment Officer — Select Equity Group,
Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Nesbitt is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of Ziegler Capital Management's Select Equity Group. He was previously Chief Investment Officer of Ziegler Capital's Equity strategies and Core and Value Equity strategies. Prior to joining Ziegler Capital Management, Mr. Nesbitt managed a $6 billion equity portfolio for the Qwest pension plan and prior to that he spent nine years as Chief Investment Officer at the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System where he was responsible for the management of $20 billion across various asset classes.

Mr. Nesbitt holds a B.S. in economics from Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a M.S. in financial analysis from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has been actively involved with the CFA Institute. Mr. Nesbitt has also instructed investment courses at the University of Illinois–Springfield and has spoken at numerous industry conferences on the topics of enhanced equity management and derivative investment strategies.

Mikhail I. Alkhazov, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mikhail Alkhazov, CFA joined the Ziegler Capital Management in 2002. He currently serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager on ZCM’s Select  Equity Team.

Mr. Alkhazov graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee with undergraduate degrees in Accounting and in Finance and his M.B.A from the University of Chicago. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mark B. Burka, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mark Burka joined the firm in August 2005. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Principal and Senior portfolio Manager with Burnham, Sullivan, Andelbradt & Company (BSA), a registered investment advisor with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Burka served as a member of BSA’s Investment Policy Committee and his responsibilities included institutional and high net worth individual portfolio management, investment research, and securities trading. Prior to joining BSA, Mr. Burka spent nearly 27 years in the investment management function at Aon Corporation. At Aon Advisors Mr. Burka’s was most recently Senior Executive Director and responsible for heading up the marketable equity investment, including management of insurance company portfolios and employee benefit plan portfolios. He also managed selected pooled account, separate account, and mutual fund portfolios for the Life of Virginia subsidiary of Aon Corporation. Mr. Burka received his B.A. with double majors in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and his M.B.A with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Christian J. Greiner, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Christian J. Greiner, CFA, joined the firm in 2003 as an Equity Analyst. Currently, he is a Portfolio Manager within our active equity group providing fundamental research across all sectors for stock selection. He has been responsible for developing a system that aggregates investment community sentiment towards individual stocks, and in the past has worked on quantitative tax-effective investment strategies, as well as long-short and other specialized strategies for the firm.

Christian holds a B.S. in Finance from DePaul University, as well as an M.B.A from the University of Chicago. Christian earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Prior to joining the firm, he held positions with Checkfree Investment Services and Northern Trust.

BPG Group

Our BPG investment team is located in our New York, NY office. The team has significant experience managing fixed income, equity and ETF-based tactical asset allocation. Their expertise in wealth management provides differentiated and unique solutions for clients.

Reid Smith, CFA

Director, Fixed Income Strategies
Senior Portfolio Manager

Reid Smith joined Ziegler Capital Management in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smith was Head of Barclays Fixed Income Portfolio Management at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Americas. At Barclays, Mr. Smith was responsible for the development, strategy, implementation, and ongoing management of the Fixed Income Portfolio Management offering in the U.S.

Prior to joining Barclays in 2011, Mr. Smith worked at Vanguard Group for 17 years. During his tenure, he held increasingly senior fixed income strategic and portfolio management positions, including Head of the Long-Term Bond Desk, Municipal Credit Strategy Team Leader, Municipal Rates Strategy Team member, and Co-Head of Municipal Strategy. While at Vanguard, Mr. Smith managed two high-profile funds with $12.5 billion in assets: a high-yield tax-exempt portfolio (1996-2009), and a long-term tax-exempt portfolio. Additionally, he played a key role in developing the facets of Vanguard’s municipal bond fund strategies, including duration, credit, fund structure, hedging, and risk metrics.

Mr. Smith is a CFA charterholder and earned both an MBA in International Business and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Hawaii.

Jason Orlosky

Chief Investment Officer – BPG Equity Strategies,
Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Jason Orlosky is the Chief Investment Officer for Ziegler Capital Management’s BPG Equity Strategies and Senior Portfolio Manager of the BPG ETF and High Dividend Equities Strategies.

Prior to joining Ziegler Capital Management, LLC in 2015, Mr. Orlosky was part of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Americas, where he was Head of the Barclays Thematic Portfolio strategies and the Barclays Wealth ETF Tactical Allocation Portfolios. In this role, he was responsible for the development, strategy, implementation, and ongoing management of these strategies. Additionally, Mr. Orlosky was a member of the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Investment Committee.

Previously, Mr. Orlosky was a Senior Consultant in the Portfolio Consulting Group, where he advised investors on global investment strategy. He worked closely with private clients and institutions to develop specific strategies and investment vehicles to satisfy their asset allocation objectives. Mr. Orlosky joined Barclays in 2010 from UBS Private Wealth. At UBS, Mr. Orlosky was an Investment Associate for one of the top Ultra High Net Worth Teams where he was in charge of asset allocations, manager analysis, and performance reporting. Prior to UBS, Mr. Orlosky worked with the same team at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Orlosky started his career in the Wealth Advisory Group at Lehman Brothers.

JP Kril

Portfolio Manager

JP Kril is a Portfolio Manager for the Ziegler Capital Management’s BPG Equity Strategies, focusing on the research and portfolio management of BPG’s High Dividend and ETF Strategies.

Prior to joining Ziegler Capital Management, LLC, in 2015, Mr. Kril was a Portfolio Analyst at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Americas, where he was focused on the research and portfolio management of the High Dividend Equities strategies and the Barclays Wealth ETF Tactical Allocation Portfolios. Mr. Kril was a member of the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Investment Committee as well as a coordinator for the Barclays Wealth summer intern program. Mr. Kril joined Barclays in 2013 after interning in the Portfolio Management Group during the summer of 2012.

Mr. Kril holds a BBA in Finance with a concentration in Financial Analysis from James Madison University.

Daniel Urbanowicz

Senior Portfolio Manager

Daniel Urbanowicz joined Ziegler Capital Management in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Urbanowicz was an Assistant Vice President and Senior Trader on the Barclays Fixed Income Portfolio Management team at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Americas, responsible for trading taxable and tax-exempt fixed income securities.

Prior to joining Barclays in 2011, Mr. Urbanowicz was most recently a Senior Associate on the Corporate Cash Management team at Morgan Stanley, supporting the management of $4.5 billion in short-term fixed income assets.

Mr. Urbanowicz holds a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University.

FAMCO Group

Our FAMCO investment team is located in our St. Louis, MO office. The team manages our covered call equity strategy as well as custom fixed income portfolios.

Wiley D. Angell

Chief Investment Officer, FAMCO Group
Senior Portfolio Manager

Wiley D. Angell is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of the FAMCO Group of Ziegler Capital Management. He has managed institutional portfolios for over 30 years, specializing in equity, covered call, fixed income and liability driven investing. Mr. Angell founded FAMCO in 1994 where he served as President and Chief Investment Officer. Previous to his tenure at FAMCO, he served as Portfolio Manager for General Dynamics from 1991 to 1994. From 1985 to 1991, he was Treasurer of Franklin Savings Association where he managed a multi-billion dollar mortgage portfolio and was responsible for the firm’s hedging strategies and balance sheet risk control. Mr. Angell holds a B.A. in business and economics from Ottawa University and serves on boards of university endowments and charitable organizations.

Sean C. Hughes, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Sean C. Hughes is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the firm’s FAMCO Group, leading the firm’s macroeconomic analysis and managing covered call portfolios. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hughes received his M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Washington University, he was involved in managing the Investment Praxis Fund, a portion of the university’s endowment. He also worked as a corporate finance intern for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., focusing on portfolio development and modeling. Sean is a graduate of the Tuck School of Business Bridge Program and holds a B.A. from Oberlin College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and member of both the St. Louis Society of Financial Analysts and the National Association for Business Economics.

Thomas L. Engle

Senior Portfolio Manager

Thomas L. Engle is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the firm’s FAMCO Group. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Franklin Savings Association developing option adjusted spread models and managed their multi-billion dollar mortgage portfolio. Mr. Engle is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he earned a B.S. in computer science.

MVP Group

Our MVP investment team is located in our St. Louis, MO office. The team specializes in small cap strategies using a fundamentally driven, cash flow focused approach implemented by a seasoned and tenured investment team.

Daniel Skubiz, CFA

Chief Investment Officer — MVP Group,
Senior Portfolio Manager

Dan Skubiz, CFA, is the Chief Investment Officer and a Senior Portfolio Manager of Ziegler Capital Management’s MVP Group. In addition, he is the team’s senior equity analyst responsible for the Consumer Discretionary and Industrial sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Dan was Vice President – Business Development Manager in the Data Analytics and Research group at Markit. He has also held positions as a small cap growth fund Co-Manager at Fifth Third Asset Management and Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Analyst at TradeStreet Investment Associates.

Dan has over 20 years of investment experience and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He earned a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Tulsa and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from St. Louis University.

Gary Hurlbut, CFA

Senior Equity Analyst

Gary Hurlbut, CFA, is a Senior Analyst primarily responsible for the Financial Services sector. In addition, Gary is responsible for managing large cap equity and balanced accounts and a is key relationship manager for many clients. Gary earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has over 25 years of investment experience as an analyst and portfolio manager and served as an officer of the United States Navy for seven years.

Helen Li, CFA

Senior Equity Analyst

Helen Li, CFA, is a Senior Analyst primarily responsible for the Consumer Discretionary sector. Prior to joining the firm, she was a portfolio manager and an equity analyst at Anderson Hoagland & Company. Earlier in her career, Helen worked for MEMC Electronic Materials in Investor Relations and supported the Company's Chief Financial Officer in financial analysis. She has also held positions at JP Morgan Asset Management, Discovery Capital Management LLC, and American Express Co. Helen is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned a B.A. in English and Economics from Beijing Foreign Studies University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Danette Miller, CFA

Senior Equity Analyst

Danette Miller, CFA, is a Senior Analyst primarily responsible for the Energy, Materials, and Utilities sectors. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Newhard Cook & Company. Danette is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.

Matt Nahorski

Senior Equity Analyst

Matt Nahorski is a Senior Analyst on our equity team. His key research responsibility is the Technology sector. He has over 10 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was an associate analyst researching Technology stocks for Stifel Financial. Matt earned his B.S. in Finance from Miami University-Ohio.

John Prys, CFA, CPA

Senior Equity Analyst

John Prys, CFA, CPA is a Senior Equity Analyst primarily responsible for the Health Care and Consumer Staples sectors. Prior to joining the firm, John was a founding member of PMK Capital Management where he oversaw daily operations and portfolio management duties. He also held positions as the  Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at Todd Veredus Asset Management where he worked for over 10 years. John has over 20 years of financial markets experience and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant. He earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Louisville.

Red Granite Group

Our Red Granite investment team is located in our Milwaukee, WI office. The team specializes in large cap growth strategies using a fundamentally driven, high quality process that seeks to identify holdings with persistent earnings growth.

Joel Vrabel, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Red Granite Growth Equity Group
Senior Portfolio Manager

Joel Vrabel is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of the Red Granite Growth Equity Group. Prior to joining firm, he co-founded Red Granite Advisors, LLC. Mr. Vrabel previously worked at Baird Investment Management where he served as a senior vice president/senior portfolio manager and senior voting member of the Large Cap Growth Investment Committee. During the decade prior to joining Baird, he served both as principal and vice president of a $3 billion West Coast investment management company and as a vice president with Campbell, Newman Asset Management, Inc., an independent Wisconsin-based investment advisory firm. During the preceding 13 years he was chief equity investment officer and portfolio manager at National Investment Services of America. He holds his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

David W. Bowman, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

David W. Bowman is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Growth Equity strategies. He also conducts research in the Financial Services sector and has over three decades of investment experience as an Analyst, Director of Research and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining the firm, he co-founded Red Granite Advisors, LLC. Mr. Bowman was with Campbell, Newman Asset Management, Inc., a Milwaukee-area growth money management firm, for 18 years before joining Baird Investment Management in 1995. At Baird, he was a senior vice president/senior portfolio manager and voting member of the Large Cap Growth Investment Committee. Together with Mr. Vrabel, Mr. Bowman managed equity and balanced portfolios for many of Baird Investment Management’s institutional account relationships, along with overseeing the majority of the external wrap programs. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Bowman majored in finance, investments and banking. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry.

Richard A. Burling, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Richard Burling is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Growth Equity strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Burling was at Baird Investment Management as a senior vice president/senior portfolio manager and voting member of the Large Cap Growth Investment Committee. Prior to joining Baird he was with Firstar (now US Bank) Investment Research and Management Company LLC. His duties included managing taxable and tax-exempt balanced and equity portfolios. He also served as a member of Baird’s and FIRMCO’s Investment Policy Committees. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University, where he majored in history. Mr. Burling received his M.B.A. in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Jeffrey L. Holmes, CFA

Senior Equity Analyst

Jeffrey Holmes is a Senior Equity Analyst providing coverage for the health care and consumer staples sectors. Prior to joining the firm, he was with Baird Investment Management as a Senior Research Analyst for the health care sector. He has 26 years of experience related to health care, including 22 years managing equity investments and six years of clinical and marketing experience in pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Baird Investment Management, Mr. Holmes led the Health Care/Life Sciences research team for Tucker Anthony Sutro. He joined Tucker Anthony Sutro in 1996 from Principal Financial Securities, Inc. where he was responsible for the analysis of the medical device industry.

Mr. Holmes holds a graduate degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. After Mr. Holmes earned an undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he worked as a hospital pharmacist and a sales representative for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.

David J. Drzadinski, CFA, CPA

Senior Equity Analyst, Portfolio Manager

David J. Drzadinski is a Portfolio Manager for the Growth Equity strategies and Senior Equity Analyst focusing on the technology sector. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a first vice president/portfolio manager/research analyst at Baird Investment Management, having joined Baird in 1995. Prior to joining Baird Investment Management, he worked in Baird’s Compliance Department for three years. During the two-year period before joining Baird, he worked in the Milwaukee office of Price Waterhouse. Mr. Drzadinski earned a B.S. degree in accounting, from Marquette University, where he was an Evans Scholar. He also earned an M.B.A. from Marquette University with a finance emphasis. Mr. Drzadinski received his CPA license and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Zachary S. Newcomer, CFA

Senior Equity Analyst

Zachary Newcomer, CFA is a Senior Equity Analyst providing research coverage for the industrials and consumer discretionary sectors. Prior joining the firm, he was with Baird Investment Management from 1998 to 2006. He left Baird as a vice president/research analyst and had responsibilities covering the consumer discretionary/staples and industrials sectors. Prior to joining Baird, he worked for a short period on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile exchange and for a broker-dealer in Illinois. He earned his B.S. in finance from Indiana University and his M.S. in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Newcomer earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

TWCM Group

Our TWCM investment team is located in our San Francisco, CA office. The team specializes in customized fixed income management on the municipal and taxable side of wealth management.

Richard K. Marrone

Director, Fixed Income Strategies

Rick has more than 30 years of experience in fixed income and financial services, including a 15-year tenure as a Director and Senior Vice President managing municipal mutual funds at Evergreen Investments and a 12-year tenure as a Senior Fund Manager at Woodbridge Capital.

He received his B.A. in Managerial Economics and Finance from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Wayne State University.

Paul B. Clark, CFA

Director, Fixed Income Strategies

Paul has more than 10 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining TWCM, Paul worked at Sit Investment Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He received his B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado and currently serves as Treasurer for the Associates of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, California. Paul is also a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and the CFA Institute.

Marketing & Client Service

John K. Brinckerhoff, Sr.

Chief Marketing Officer

John K. Brinckerhoff is the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer leading the Marketing, Distribution, and Client Service efforts for Ziegler Capital Management across all institutional and financial intermediary channels. He joined the firm in November of 2013 and has over 35 years of experience in the institutional investment management industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brinckerhoff was the Chief Marketing Officer at Deerfield Capital where he was responsible for all sales and client service relationships. He was instrumental in helping grow assets from $1 billion to over $16 billion. Before joining Deerfield Capital Management, Mr. Brinckerhoff spent sixteen years at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, most recently as national sales manager for the firm's fixed income division overseeing client relationships and institutional sales teams. He has also held positions at J.P. Morgan Securities Corp. and Merrill Lynch Unit Investment Trust. He serves as an Advisor and former Chair for Catholic Charities Of Lake County Golf Classic since 2002.

Mr. Brinckerhoff holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Denver.

Matthew Boyce

Matthew Boyce is responsible for business development and client service within the Broker/Dealer, RIA and Family Office community. Mr. Boyce has over 15 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining the firm in 2015 he was Director of Business Development at Smith Group Asset Management. He began his investment career at Congress Asset Management as Vice President of Business Development in 2001. Mr. Boyce graduated from Assumption College with a undergraduate degree in philosophy and a minor in marketing.

Kevin Carlson

Kevin Carlson joined the firm in 2007. Prior to working with Ziegler Capital Management, Mr. Carlson provided analytical support in the healthcare investment banking division of Ziegler Capital Markets. He has been involved in over $3 billion in financings and provided support for transactions ranging from project financings to debt re-financings for a variety of healthcare providers. Mr. Carlson is responsible for servicing the firm’s institutional asset management clients and marketing the firm’s services. His primary responsibilities include assisting clients with investment solutions for restricted and unrestricted assets, development and implementation of investment policy statements, and communications on investment portfolio performance. He is also a member of the CFA Society Chicago and CFA Institute.

Mr. Carlson holds a B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Daniel Cross

Dan Cross is responsible for business development and client service within the Broker/Dealer, RIA and Family Office community. Mr. Cross has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining the firm in 2014 he was the Vice President of Business Development at Congress Asset Management. He began his investment career in the industry at Boston Capital as a Regional Vice President in 1993. Mr. Cross graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a undergraduate degree in finance.

Todd Davis

Todd Davis is a member of our Marketing group of Ziegler Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Davis has over 19 years of experience in the institutional investment management industry. Prior to joining the firm, Todd held senior level positions in sales, consultant relations and product management at Dearborn Partners, LLC and Chicago Equity Partners, LLC. He began his career at Marco Consulting Group, where he was a Consultant and Director of Investment Manager Search. Mr. Davis holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University Chicago where he was the Dean’s Key recipient and has an M.B.A. with distinction from DePaul University.

Tom Dezort

Tom Dezort has been with the firm since 2000. Mr. Dezort began his investment career as an institutional portfolio manager in 1980. Tom is a key relationship manager to many of the firm’s clients and is a member of the MVP Group investment committee.

Mr. Dezort earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Lou Jarodsky

Lou Jarodsky has been with the firm since 2000. Mr. Jarodsky is a key relationship manager to many of the firm’s clients. Over the course of his career, Lou managed a large cap growth and income mutual fund for a St. Louis-based investment management firm in addition to holding positions with Merrill Lynch and General Motors.

Mr. Jarodsky earned his BS from Southeast Missouri State University and completed his graduate studies at General Motors Institute.

Thomas K. McGowan

Tom McGowan has been with the firm since 2005 and is responsible for marketing and client service of Taft-Hartley Institutional Accounts. He has over 26 years of experience. Mr. McGowan started his career as a Registered Representative and has held senior level positions in marketing and client service with Kidder Peabody Asset Management, SG Cowen Asset Management, and Dominick and Dominick Advisors.

Mr. McGowan earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from The City University of New York.

Eric Needham

Eric Needham is responsible for business development and client service within the Broker/Dealer RIA and Family Office Community. Mr. Needham has over 10 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining the firm in 2015 he held similar roles at Keeley Asset Management and DWS Investments. Mr. Needham graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business finance and a minor in computer information systems.

Matthew O’Neil

Matthew E. O’Neil joined the firm in 2001 and has  over 20 years of investment industry experience. Mr. O’Neil is responsible for servicing the firm’s institutional asset management clients and marketing our services to new potential clients. His primary responsibilities include assisting organizations with the development and implementation of investment policy statements, reporting on investment portfolio performance, and communicating Ziegler economic outlook and its investment implications.  Mr. O’Neil entered the investment services industry in 1992 and spent three years as a registered representative in a retail brokerage office. He then turned his focus to marketing and communications, joining the proprietary mutual fund team of a large Midwestern bank holding company in 1995. Mr. O’Neil is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics.

Craig S. Vanucci, CFA

Craig S. Vanucci joined the firm in 1994 after spending several years with a major regional bank holding company as manager of its Institutional Investments Division. He was also a managing director and partner in a private investment advisory firm. Mr. Vanucci currently serves as a member of the Investment Services Group Equity and Fixed Income Committees. Mr. Vanucci’s primary area of expertise is in developing investment management strategies and solutions for the ongoing management of health care, senior living, municipal and corporate relationships. Over the past 20 years, he has given a variety of speeches on these subjects. Mr. Vanucci received a B.S. in finance from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toledo. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Milwaukee Investment Analyst Society and the CFA Institute.

Banking & Strategic Development

Jack O'Callahan

Senior Managing Director

Jack O’Callahan began his investment career in 1984 when he became a member of the Index and Option Division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. At the time, he was also an active NHL player for the Chicago Blackhawks. In 1989, Mr. O’Callahan transitioned from a 9-year professional hockey career to a CME floor trader in the SP 500 Futures pit. In 1992, he was a founding principal and became president for the next 23 years of Beanpot Financial Services, an Institutional Commodities Broker and FINRA registered Broker Dealer. He sold his interest in Beanpot prior to joining Ziegler Capital Management in early 2015. His current role is focused on overall business and relationship development across the firm’s various areas of interest. Mr. O’Callahan holds several FINRA registrations and he is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Executive Committee. He won an Olympic Gold Medal as a member of the Miracle on Ice hockey team in Lake Placid, NY and he is a 1979 graduate of Boston University.

Devansh Patel, CFA

Senior Managing Director

Devansh Patel is a Senior Managing Director responsible for product development at Ziegler Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the institutional financial services industry. Prior to joining the firm, Devansh was a Managing Director at Barclays responsible for structuring and origination of equity and credit derivative products in Asia . Prior to that, he was head of the CLO and structured loan funds business in New York. He began his career with Credit Suisse where he was a Director in the fixed income division.

Mr. Patel holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Patel is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

Craig S. Vanucci, CFA

Craig S. Vanucci joined the firm in 1994 after spending several years with a major regional bank holding company as manager of its Institutional Investments Division. He was also a managing director and partner in a private investment advisory firm. Mr. Vanucci currently serves as a member of the Investment Services Group Equity and Fixed Income Committees. Mr. Vanucci’s primary area of expertise is in developing investment management strategies and solutions for the ongoing management of health care, senior living, municipal and corporate relationships. Over the past 20 years, he has given a variety of speeches on these subjects. Mr. Vanucci received a B.S. in finance from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toledo. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Milwaukee Investment Analyst Society and the CFA Institute.


Investment Teams

Fixed Income

Our fixed income team manages our Enhanced Cash, Short Term Fixed, Intermediate Fixed and Core Fixed strategies and is based in our Chicago, IL headquarters. The investment team has significant experience in all of the sectors of the fixed income market with risk control at the heart of their investment process. 

Select Equity

Our Select Equity team is located at our Chicago, IL headquarters. The team manages large cap and midcap strategies throughout the core, value and technology space. The investment process seeks to exploit anomalies in behavioral finance that lead to mispricing opportunities using a quantitative approach coupled with a fundamental overlay.

BPG

Our BPG investment team is located at our New York, NY office. The team has significant experience managing fixed income, equity and ETF-based tactical asset allocation. Their expertise in wealth management provides differentiated and unique solutions for clients.

FAMCO

Our FAMCO investment team is located at our St. Louis, MO office. The team manages our covered call equity strategy as well as custom fixed income portfolios.

MVP

Our MVP investment team is located at our St. Louis, MO office. The team specializes in small cap strategies using a fundamentally driven, cash flow focused approach implemented by a seasoned and tenured investment team.

Red Granite

Our Red Granite investment team is located at our Milwaukee, WI office. The team specializes in large cap growth strategies using a fundamentally driven, high quality process that seeks to identify holdings with persistent earnings growth.

TWCM

Our TWCM investment team is located at our San Francisco, CA office.  The team specializes in customized fixed income management on the municipal and taxable side of wealth management.