Kenneth Jackson – Herndon Capital Management
Kenneth is the Head Trader at Herndon Capital Management, LLC an investment advisory firm in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining Herndon he was a Principal at Qubit Investments, LLC where he helped manage a start-up Equity market Neutral Hedge fund, which included responsibility for daily trading operations and business development. Previously, Mr. Jackson was an Equity Quantitative Analyst at Delaware Investments and also served as an Equity Trader executing both domestic and international securities. Kenny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Hampton University and is a member of the Market Technicians Association. In his spare time Kenny enjoys playing golf, traveling with his family and serving on the Georgia Council of Economic Education Board.
Randy Loving – Montag Wealth Management
Randy is a Portfolio Manager at Montag. Prior to joining Montag, he was a Sector Portfolio Manager with Silvant Capital for eight years focusing on the financial services sector as well as semiconductors. Prior to Silvant, Randy was an analyst on the large capitalization growth team for Trusco Capital Management. He started his career in equity analysis at SunTrust supporting the personal asset management division. Randy has a B.A in Economics and a B.A. in International Relations from American University as well as an M.B.A from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Randy is a Trustee for the Atlanta Society of Investment and Finance Professionals and is a CFA Charterholder.
Jonathan Smith – Buckhead Capital Management
Jonathan serves as the Director of Trading and Operations for Buckhead Capital Management. Prior to joining Buckhead Capital, he was a senior trader in the Managed Accounts group for Invesco Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Smith was a Corporate Reorganization Analyst for Deutsche Bank and a Performance Analyst in the Managed Accounts group for J.C. Bradford & Company. He graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University. In his free time, he enjoys refereeing soccer games and traveling with his wife.
Grady O’Gara – Masters Capital Investments
Grady O’Gara is the Head Trader at Masters Capital Management, LLC, an Atlanta-based long/short hedge fund that predominantly focuses on US-listed derivatives. Prior to joining Masters, he spent four years as the Head Trader for Senvest Mangement, a New York City-based long/short hedge fund; he started his career in finance at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in New York City, where he held various positions in Equity Research, Equity Sales and Equity Trading. Grady holds a Bachelors in Arts from Colgate University (2007) with a focus in International Relations and Spanish. He has been on the board of the GSA since moving to Atlanta in 2015.
Earl Brown – Atlanta Capital
Russell Brown – Cornerstone Investment Partners
Matt Cochard – SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Hays Evans – Capital Group
Mary Flatley – Triad Advisors
Brian Gately – Goldman Sachs
Hollis Gilliam – EARNEST Partners
Molly Kittrell – Crawford Investment Counsel, Inc.
Beatrix Kondor – BTIG
Michael Lemes – Morgan Stanley
Pat McGill – Cornerstone Investment Partners
Eric Mitzel – Citigroup
Justin Oeltze – Jones Trading
Kyle O’Rourke – Caldwell & Orkin
Joe Roman – Atlanta Capital
Matt Shields – Hovde Group
Daniel Siegle – Invesco
Chris Vaky – Citigroup
Joe Walker – GMT Capital
Joseph Ward – Ridgeworth