Laura Symon Browne, CFP, ChFC

OUR TEAM

Education:
B.S. – Tulane University (Mathematical Economics)

Experience:
Vanguard
Willis Towers Watson

Laura Symon Browne, CFP, ChFC

President – Buffalo Funds

Laura Symon Browne, CFP®, ChFC®, President of the Buffalo Funds, has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over the last 24 years, Ms. Symon Browne served as a Principal at Vanguard, the world’s second largest investment firm. She held various senior leadership roles including leading Vanguard’s Broker Dealer Home Office Sales, Business Development Group Sales, and Arizona Retail operations. Prior to Vanguard, Ms. Symon Browne was a Consultant with Willis Towers Watson, one of the world’s largest HR and actuarial consulting firms.

Ms. Symon Browne earned her B.S. cum laude in Mathematical Economics from Tulane University. She also holds the Certified Financial Planner™ and Chartered Financial Consultant® certifications.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Joe Neuberger, CPA

OUR TEAM

Education:
B.A. – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (Accounting)

Experience:
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services
Arthur Andersen

Joe Neuberger, CPA

President – KCM

Joe Neuberger is President of Kornitzer Capital Management and has over 38 years of experience in the financial services industry. In his current role, Joe is responsible for the day to day management and long term growth strategy for Kornitzer Capital Management. Prior to joining Kornitzer, Joe spent the past 28 years at U.S. Bank Global Fund Services. Joe was President of U.S. Bank Global Fund Services the past 6 years and held various leadership positions overseeing a number of business lines during his tenure. Prior to U.S. Bank, Joe spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen where he served as a Tax Manager in the Capital Market Group.

Joe received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American and Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Joe has also served on a number of mutual fund board over the past 28 years.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

John Kornitzer

John Kornitzer

OUR TEAM

Education:
B.S. – St. Francis College

Experience:
Employers Reinsurance Corp
Merrill Lynch
Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Butcher & Singer’s
General Electric Investment Corp

John C. Kornitzer

Founder – KCM, Buffalo Funds
Portfolio Manager

John C. Kornitzer is the Founder of Kornitzer Capital Management (KCM) and the Buffalo Funds, KCM’s mutual fund group. He also serves as a Portfolio Manager working with equity and fixed income portfolios.

Prior to founding KCM, Mr. Kornitzer was Vice President of Investments for Employers Reinsurance Corp (ERC). He joined ERC in 1978, and managed assets for the company through acquisitions by Getty Oil, Texaco and finally General Electric Investment Corporation (GEIC), where he ran investment portfolios for ERC and GEIC until founding KCM in 1989. Kornitzer’s extensive experience also includes 11 years on Wall Street; seven years for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. and four years as Vice President and managing partner of Butcher & Singer’s New York region.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Fred Coats, JD

Fred Coats, JD

OUR TEAM

Education:
J.D. – University of Texas School of Law
B.A. – University of Texas at Austin

Experience:
Practicing attorney

Fred Coats

Chief Compliance Officer

Fred joined KCM in 2015 and has 29 years of law experience. From 1993 to 2015, Fred was in private law practice, with focus areas including civil litigation, federal administrative law, and securities law arbitration and litigation.

Fred received a B.A. in English/Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Kent Gasaway, CFA

Kent Gasaway, CFA

OUR TEAM

Education:
B.S. – Kansas State University (Business Admin)

Past Experience:
Waddell & Reed

Kent Gasaway, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Kent joined KCM in 1991 and has 40 years of professional investment experience. At KCM, Kent’s past roles included President of the Buffalo Funds, Portfolio Manager for various funds, institutions, and private clients, and investment analyst. From 1982 to 1991, Kent worked at Waddell & Reed as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst.

At KCM, Kent currently works with individuals and institutions through Kornitzer Private Client Services, managing both equity and fixed income portfolios. Kent’s roles include portfolio management, investment analysis, and relationship management.

Kent received a B.S. from Kansas State University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM