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John Schaeffer, President and CIO

As President and Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Schaeffer leads the portfolio management and client communication efforts at the firm. Mr. Schaeffer joined HCM in 2003. Prior to joining HCM, Mr. Schaeffer was a Partner and Director of Equity Research at 3Bridge Capital, an investment management firm. Prior to 3Bridge Capital, Mr. Schaeffer held a senior analyst position at Hanson Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Asset Management. Mr. Schaeffer has an MBA in Finance from the University of California - Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from Duke University.

Paul Javier, Director of Operations and CCO

Mr. Javier is responsible for the firm's administrative and operations functions and serves as chief compliance officer. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Javier worked on both the buy-side and sell-side of the securities industry in operations and client servicing. Mr. Javier joined the firm after three years at Lehman Brothers. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Javier worked at Hotovec, Pomeranz & Company and at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Javier holds a BS in Business Administration from The University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines.

Mike Whitfield, CFA, Co-portfolio Manager and Director of Research

Mr. Whitfield directs the research effort of the investment team and is responsible for the generation and analysis of new stock ideas. He also assists with portfolio management. Mr. Whitfield joined the firm as a Senior Research Analyst in May 2005, to assist in stock selection and the management of client portfolios. Mr. Whitfield formerly was employed as an Equity Analyst for six years with Wachovia Securities, specializing in the industrial technology and automation as well as the wireless equipment sectors. He also spent several years as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the fields of semiconductor memory architectures and processor addressing. Mr. Whitfield received his CFA Charter designation in 2001. Mr. Whitfield earned an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).

Alan Chung, CFA, Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Chung joined the firm in January 2014 after receiving his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. During business school, Mr. Chung interned at Causeway Capital Management, researching public companies for prospective investment. Before attending business school, Mr. Chung was a Research Associate at Dodge & Cox for more than three years, assisting in the research, selection, and monitoring of investments in public companies listed around the world. Mr. Chung also worked at FactSet Research Systems, working with dozens of institutional investors in various capacities. Mr. Chung is a CFA charterholder and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Helen Chen, CFA, Senior Research Analyst

Ms. Chen joined the firm as a Research Analyst in January 2015. She will be responsible for covering a number of the equity holdings in the portfolio and for the identification of new securities for the portfolio. Prior to joining HCM, Ms. Chen worked as an Equity Analyst at Quantum Capital Management covering consumer and healthcare services sectors. Ms. Chen also worked as an assistant portfolio manager at The TCW Group, and as an investment banking analyst in the financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey. Ms. Chen graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her CFA designation in 2006.

Patrick Tinucci, CFA, Research Analyst

Mr. Tinucci joined the firm as a Research Analyst in July 2017. He is responsible for covering a number of the equity holdings in the portfolio and for the identification of new securities for the portfolio. Prior to joining HCM, Mr. Tinucci worked as a senior equity research associate at RBC Capital Markets covering the specialty finance and oil and gas sectors. Mr. Tinucci also worked as an equity research associate at Stifel covering the oil and gas sector. Mr. Tinucci graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and earned his CFA designation in 2017.

John Schaeffer, President and CIO

As President and Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Schaeffer leads the portfolio management and client communication efforts at the firm. Mr. Schaeffer joined HCM in 2003. Prior to joining HCM, Mr. Schaeffer was a Partner and Director of Equity Research at 3Bridge Capital, an investment management firm. Prior to 3Bridge Capital, Mr. Schaeffer held a senior analyst position at Hanson Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Asset Management. Mr. Schaeffer has an MBA in Finance from the University of California - Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from Duke University.

Paul Javier, Director of Operations

Mr. Javier is responsible for the firm's administrative, operations and compliance functions. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Javier worked on both the buy-side and sell-side of the securities industry in operations and client servicing. Mr. Javier joined the firm after three years at Lehman Brothers. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Javier worked at Hotovec, Pomeranz & Company and at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Javier holds a BS in Business Administration from The University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines.

Michael Whitfield, CFA, Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Whitfield directs the research effort of the investment team and is responsible for the generation and analysis of new stock ideas. He also assists with portfolio management. Mr. Whitfield joined the firm as a Senior Research Analyst in May 2005, to assist in stock selection and the management of client portfolios. Mr. Whitfield formerly was employed as an Equity Analyst for six years with Wachovia Securities, specializing in the industrial technology and automation as well as the wireless equipment sectors. He also spent several years as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the fields of semiconductor memory architectures and processor addressing. Mr. Whitfield received his CFA Charter designation in 2001. Mr. Whitfield earned an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).

Alan Chung, CFA, Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Chung joined the firm in January 2014 after receiving his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. During business school, Mr. Chung interned at Causeway Capital Management, researching public companies for prospective investment. Before attending business school, Mr. Chung was a Research Associate at Dodge & Cox for more than three years, assisting in the research, selection, and monitoring of investments in public companies listed around the world. Mr. Chung also worked at FactSet Research Systems, working with dozens of institutional investors in various capacities. Mr. Chung is a CFA charterholder and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Helen Chen, CFA, Senior Research Analyst

Ms. Chen joined the firm as a Research Analyst in January 2015. She will be responsible for covering a number of the equity holdings in the portfolio and for the identification of new securities for the portfolio. Prior to joining HCM, Ms. Chen worked as an Equity Analyst at Quantum Capital Management covering consumer and healthcare services sectors. Ms. Chen also worked as an assistant portfolio manager at The TCW Group, and as an investment banking analyst in the financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey. Ms. Chen graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her CFA designation in 2006.

Patrick Tinucci, CFA, Research Analyst

Mr. Tinucci joined the firm as a Research Analyst in July 2017. He is responsible for covering a number of the equity holdings in the portfolio and for the identification of new securities for the portfolio. Prior to joining HCM, Mr. Tinucci worked as a senior equity research associate at RBC Capital Markets covering the specialty finance and oil and gas sectors. Mr. Tinucci also worked as an equity research associate at Stifel covering the oil and gas sector. Mr. Tinucci graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and earned his CFA designation in 2017.