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

President & Founder, KCM
Founder, Buffalo Funds
Portfolio Manager

John C. Kornitzer is Founder and CEO 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

President, Buffalo Funds
Portfolio Manager

Kent joined KCM in 1991 and has 40 years of professional investment experience. At KCM, Kent’s current and 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

Barry Koster, CPA

Barry Koster, CPA

OUR TEAM

Education:
B.S. – Kansas State University (Accounting)

Experience:
KPMG Peat Marwick
Mock & Dakan P.C.

Barry Koster, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Barry joined KCM in 2002 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the firm, he was with KPMG Peat Marwick for over 18 years, attaining the level of Senior Manager, before leaving in 2001 to take a similar position with Mock & Dakan P.C.

Barry received a B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Years at KCM