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

Chris Carter, CFA

Chris Carter, CFA

OUR TEAM

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

Past Experience:
Nakoma Capital Management

Chris Carter, CFA

Portfolio Manager of Private Clients

Chris joined KCM in 2011 as a research analyst and has 13 years of professional investment experience. From 2009 to 2011, Chris worked at Nakoma Capital Management as an Equity Research Analyst. In 2008, Chris worked at Victory Capital Management as an Equity Analyst Intern.

At KCM, Chris manages portfolios in the Private Client Services Group.

Chris received a B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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

Matthew Ison, CFA

Matthew Ison, CFA

OUR TEAM

Education:
M.B.A. – Rockhurst University
B.A. – University of Iowa

Past Experience:
Rubin Brown Advisors
American Century Investments

Matt Ison, CFA

Portfolio Manager of Private Clients

Matt joined KCM in 2021 and has 15 years of professional investment experience. Prior to joining KCM he was with RubinBrown Advisors working with private clients and American Century Investments working with institutional clients.

At KCM, Matt manages portfolios in the Private Client Services Group.

Matt received a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Contact Info:
(913) 754-1525
Email Matt

John Shepley, CFA

John Shepley, CFA

OUR TEAM

Education:
M.B.A. – Oklahoma City University
B.A. – Midwestern State University (Business Administration)

Past Experience:
Tom Johnson Investments

John Shepley, CFA

Portfolio Manager of Private Clients

John joined KCM in 2005 and has 39 years of professional investment experience. Prior to joining KCM he worked at Tom Johnson Investments as a portfolio manager and equity research analyst.

At KCM, John manages portfolios in the Private Client Services Group.

John received a B.A. in Business Administration from Midwestern State University and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at KCM

Contact Info:
(913) 754-1540
Email John