C.T. Fitzpatrick, CFA, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Vulcan Value Partners, founded the firm in 2007 to manage his personal capital. Since inception, all four strategies have peer rankings in the top 5% of value managers in their respective categories. Prior to founding Vulcan Value Partners, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked as a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Southeastern Asset Management. Mr. Fitzpatrick earned his MBA in finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He also has a B.S. in corporate finance from the University of Alabama.