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John Canning

Portfolio Manager and Partner at Brown Advisory

John Canning is a co-manager of the Brown Advisory Technology Strategy. The Strategy seeks to deliver risk-adjusted outperformance in the technology sector by building a concentrated portfolio of 15-25 companies, representing all market capitalizations, by drawing on the best ideas in the technology sector across the Brown Advisory platform. The Strategy looks for significant recurring revenue, high gross margins, low leverage and consistent, growing free cash flow which supports sustainable business models that compound over a multiyear period.

John works in Brown Advisory’s Baltimore office and is a member of Brown Advisory’s Institutional Equity Research team with a particular focus on software & service companies in the Technology sector. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has received his CFA. One of the ways that John enjoys helping the Baltimore community is via his involvement with the Living Classrooms Mentorship Program.

Joe Fath

Portfolio Manager and Vice President at T. Rowe Price

Joe Fath is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. He is the portfolio manager and chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Growth Stock Fund. He is also a member of the portfolio management team for the US Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. Joe serves as a vice president and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Media & Telecommunications, Capital Opportunity, and Mid-Cap Growth Funds. In addition, Joe is a member of the firm's U.S. Equity Steering Committee. He joined the firm in 2002 as an analyst covering gaming, lodging, cruise lines, airlines, and air freight and logistics companies after serving as a summer intern for the firm in 2001. He was also the chief financial officer and cofounder of Broadform, Inc., a start-up educational/software company. In addition, Joe worked as director of operations analysis for Players International, a multi-jurisdictional gaming operator in the United States. He also was employed by Coopers & Lybrand as a senior associate in the Business Assurance and Financial Services Group. Joe earned a B.S., with honors, in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned an M.B.A., with honors, in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Joe is also a certified public accountant.

Tom Krygowski

Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at 1919 Investment Counsel

Tom joined 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC in 2006 as an Equity Research Analyst, covering the Information Technology sector, and in 2016 launched the firm’s Disruptive Innovation strategy. The strategy has a global mandate to invest in the strongest companies in any sector who are best-positioned to profit from a disruptive and innovative business model.

Prior to joining the firm, Tom worked for six years at General American Investors, a closed-end mutual fund in New York City. Before that, he was a scientist at Sandia National Laboratories working on silicon micromachining technology.

He is the recipient of four US Patents, one for developing a novel Solar Cell processing technology and three in the field of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Tom has authored over 22 technical publications in the semiconductor field related to MEMS, Solar Energy, and Compound Semiconductors. He also has taught technical short courses, presented original research and consulted in various technical fields. Tom earned a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991 and 1993, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is a CFA charter holder.

Bill Miller

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Miller Value Partners

Mr. Miller is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Miller Value Partners. Mr. Miller is widely recognized for beating the S&P 500 for 15 consecutive years as the sole manager of the Legg Mason Value Trust.1 He was named fund Manager of the Year in 1998 by Morningstar2, The Greatest Money Manager of the 1990s by Money Magazine, Fund Manager of the Decade by Morningstar.com, and was named by Barron’s to its All-Century Investment Team. He received the Sauren Golden Award in 2015 and 2017 for best US Equity Manager, and Two Gold Medals in 2019 for Excellent Fund Management.

Mr. Miller was the director of research for Legg Mason from October 1981 through June 1985, and assumed overall responsibility for Legg Mason’s equity funds management division in 1990. He co-founded Legg Mason Capital Management in 1982 and served as the Firm’s CIO for 30 years.

Mr. Miller earned his economics degree from Washington and Lee University where he graduated with honors in 1972. Subsequent to graduation, he served as a military intelligence officer overseas and then pursued graduate studies in philosophy in the PhD program at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his CFA in 1986. Mr. Miller is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute. The Santa Fe Institute is one of the world’s leading scientific research organization, conducting multidisciplinary research in complex systems theory.

1Legg Mason Value Trust-Class C beat the S&P 500 on an annual basis from 1990-2005. Bill Miller no longer manages the fund.
2Moringstar’s Award for “Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year 1988” recognizes portfolio managers who demonstrate excellent investment skill, the courage to differ from consensus, and the commitment to shareholders necessary to deliver outstanding long-term performance.

 
 
 
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