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  • Eric Hare

    President
    Eric Hare has been with AFAM Capital since 2006 and over the years he has held several key roles in the organization. Eric started his tenure with the firm working as a member of the investment team. Subsequently, he moved to the business side and worked his way up to Chief Operating Officer. He has […]
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  • Dr. Vito Sciaraffia

    Chief Investment Officer
    Vito Sciaraffia is Chief Investment Officer at Innealta Capital, responsible for ensuring prudent management of all Innealta client assets, designing novel quantitative strategies, and leading the research activities of the investment team. Dr. Sciaraffia’s present role both emphasizes and builds upon his professional experience, focused heavily on the quantitative evaluation of equity securities and financial markets. […]
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  • Joe Lahti

    Chairman
    Joe Lahti serves as Chairman for AFAM Capital and has been associated with AFAM Capital since 2002. Joe is also a member of the AFAM Executive Committee which oversees day-to-day Company operations. Joe is a Minneapolis native and leader in numerous Minnesota business and community organizations. As principal of JL Holdings since 1989, Joe has […]
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  • Kevin Noble

    Director
    Kevin Noble serves as Director of AFAM Capital. Mr. Noble joined the AFAM Capital Board in 2005 and has delivered guidance and insight that has helped lead AFAM from a family office to a diverse Institutional Asset Manager. Kevin’s background is vast and presently includes: Family Office Manager for one of the largest net worth […]
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  • Josh Kocher

    Portfolio Manager
    Josh Kocher serves as Portfolio Manager at Innealta Capital and is responsible for supporting and directing investment decisions, generating investment ideas across equities, credit, and fixed income, and providing trading support for tactically managed portfolios. He has worked in the financial services industry since 2000. His previous experience includes: portfolio management and analyst positions at […]
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  • Jason Clark

    Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
    Jason R. Clark, a member of AFAM Capital’s Investment Committee, has been a part of the firm’s Research and Portfolio Management Department since 2007. Jason is currently Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager. Within research, Jason is primarily focused on fundamental analysis of individual stocks and industries. Within Portfolio Management, Jason is responsible for active account management, […]
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  • Francisco Simian

    Economist
    Francisco Simian is an economist working in Innealta Capital’s Investment Team. He has a deep quantitative research background and is in charge of providing research and strategic support to the Investment Committee for investment decisions, especially those regarding international equity markets. Furthermore, he is responsible for spearheading the investment team’s communication efforts, which includes writing […]
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  • Aaron Steinman

    Research Analyst
    Aaron Steinman is an analyst with Innealta’s Data Analytics Team. He works closely with Innealta’s Investment Committee, supporting their investment decisions with specific research projects on the behavior of equity markets. In addition, Aaron is responsible for supporting other groups of the organization with quantitative analyses such as market research, international economics reviews, data summarization, […]
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  • Alex Gross

    Research Analyst
    Alex Gross is an analyst with Innealta’s Data Analytics Team. He works closely with the firm’s Portfolio Managers, providing support on projects that include, but are not limited to, creating and managing internal financial databases, producing attribution reports, collaborating on specific research projects, producing sales reports, and creating marketing content for selected platforms and clients. […]
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  • Ray Chen

    Quantitative Research Analyst
    Ray (Zhibai) Chen is Quantitative Research Analyst in the Investment Team at Innealta Capital. He provides quantitative support to the investment committee for the ongoing execution and enhancement of the firm’s investment methodology and portfolio management. Ray holds a B.S. degree in both Physics and Mathematics from Michigan State University. In addition, he was awarded […]
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  • Alfred Zhang

    Quantitative Research Analyst
    Alfred Zhang is a Quantitative Research Analyst with the Innealta Capital Investment Team. He conducts financial research and develops software tools to support the ongoing execution and enhancement of the firm’s investment methodology and the risk management of the portfolios. Alfred earned his M.S. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. […]
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  • Chris Quigley

    Senior Research Analyst
    As a member of the research team Chris Quigley conducts fundamental research and analysis. He is responsible for generating new investment ideas and maintains company, industry and macroeconomic models. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to the firm’s market commentary and newsletter. Chris earned his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Southern California […]
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  • Elizabeth Willmore

    Chief Compliance Officer
    Elizabeth Willmore serves as Chief Compliance Officer and has been with AFAM Capital since May 2012. Elizabeth is responsible for administering the Compliance and Risk Management programs for the firm. Elizabeth holds a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Houston and holds a number of FINRA registrations.Prior to joining the firm, she served as […]
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  • Natalie Weiss

    AVP, Controller, Human Resources Director
    Natalie Weiss joined AFAM Capital in 2008 and is Controller/Human Resources Director/AVP in the California office. She is responsible for oversight of the firm’s accounting, financial reporting and human resources functions. Natalie received a B.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to joining AFAM Capital, Natalie worked as an accounting manager for an […]
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  • Cynthia Mendoza

    Vice President of Operations
    Cynthia Mendoza joined AFAM Capital in July 2012. With several promotions over the years, she currently serves as Vice President responsible for the Company’s Operations. She is responsible for Client Services, Tech & Infrastructure, Databases & Reporting, Vendor Management and Trading Operations. Cynthia designed and manages the InternAFAM Program, which has included over a dozen […]
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  • Talia VanderVelden

    Marketing Director
    Talia serves as Marketing Director and joined AFAM capital in July of 2014. Her role is to share the AFAM story with potential clients, advisors and shareholders and manage The Prudent Speculator newsletter. This includes managing the firm’s online presence and sharing valuable content with interested parties. Talia graduated from Texas Tech University with a […]
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  • Heather Solis

    Senior Operations Associate
    Heather Solis serves as Senior Operations Associate and joined AFAM Capital in September of 2014. She assists the Operations Team by managing and executing new account workflows and maintenance workflows for private clients, dual contract and platform relationships. As an Operations Associate, she focuses on managing internal and external communications in order to deliver high-quality client […]
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  • Andrew Miller

    Operations Associate
    Andrew J. Miller joined AFAM Capital in August of 2015 as an Operations Associate. He assists the operations team by managing and executing new account workflows and maintenance workflows for private clients, dual contract and platform relationships. As an Operations Associate, he focuses on managing internal and external communications in order to deliver high-quality client […]
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