Don Nesbitt is the Chief Investment Officer for the Select Equity Group at ZCM. Don joined the firm in early 2002 after having spent nearly four years at Qwest Communication’s pension plan in Denver, Colorado, where he managed $6 billion of equities using quantitative approaches that exploit behavioral anomalies. Prior to joining Qwest, Don spent nine years at the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System where, as Chief Investment Officer, he was responsible for the management of $20 billion across various asset classes.
Don has 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.
Don received his M.S. in Financial Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and holds a B.S. in economics from Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Wisconsin.