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

Dave Carlsen, CFA

Dave Carlsen, CFA

OUR TEAM

Education:
B.A. – University of Wisconsin – Madison (Finance)

Past Experience:
Strong Capital Management
Northern Capital Management

Dave Carlsen, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Dave joined KCM in 2004 as a portfolio manager and has 30 years of professional investment experience. From 2000 to 2004, Dave worked at Strong Capital Management as a Senior Equity Research Analyst. From 1992 to 2000, he worked at Northern Capital Management as an Investment Analyst.

At KCM, Dave works with growth equity portfolios, and his focus is on companies in all market sectors, with competitive advantages and durable growth opportunities derived from innovation.

Dave received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Doug Cartwright, CFA

Doug Cartwright, CFA

OUR TEAM

Education:
M.B.A. – University of Wisconsin
B.A. – Baylor University

Past Experience:
Kellogg Asset Management
Waddell & Reed
Fidelity Investments

Doug Cartwright, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Doug joined KCM in 2013 as an equity research analyst and has 16 years of professional investment experience. From 2009 to 2013, Doug worked at Kellogg Asset Management as an Equity Analyst. From 2006 to 2008, he worked at Waddell & Reed as a High Yield Analyst. From 2001 to 2004, Doug worked at Fidelity Investments as a Service Trader.

At KCM, Doug works with equity portfolios.

Doug received a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Jamie Cuellar, CFA

Jamie Cuellar, CFA

OUR TEAM

Education:
M.B.A. – Southern Methodist University
B.B.A. – University of San Diego

Past Experience:
Brazos Capital Management
Northern Trust

Jamie Cuellar, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jamie joined KCM in 2015 and has 30 years of professional investment experience. From 2012 to 2014, Jamie worked at Northern Trust as a Senior Portfolio Manager. From 2000 to 2012, he worked at PineBridge Investments / Brazos Capital / John McStay Investment Counsel as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. From 1995 to 1999, Jamie worked at Lee Financial Corp as an Investment Analyst.

At KCM, Jamie works with equity portfolios, and his focus areas include technology and healthcare.

Jamie received a B.B.A. from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Jeff Deardorff, CFA

Jeff Deardorff, CFA

OUR TEAM

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

Past Experience:
Koch Industries

Jeff Deardorff, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jeff joined KCM in 2002 and has 25 years of professional investment experience. From 1997 to 2001, Jeff worked at Koch Industries in Convertible Arbitrage and as a Money Markets Trader.

At KCM, Jeff works with fixed income and equity portfolios, and his focus areas include communications, energy, and financial sector.

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

Years of Experience

Years at KCM