James A. Bitzer, MBA, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Director of Research, joined Falcon Point Capital, LLC in 1998 from Prudential Investments, where he was Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the US Small Cap team. Mr. Bitzer spent a year in London managing Prudential’s European small cap operations. Prior to his tenure as Managing Director, Mr. Bitzer served as Vice President, Corporate Finance of the Prudential Capital Group, where he originated and managed a portfolio of over $2 billion of debt, mezzanine and equity securities. Before his money management career, Mr. Bitzer worked as a financial analyst for Raytheon. Mr. Bitzer earned a BA degree, Magna Cum Laude in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA degree with Honors in finance from the University of Michigan Business School.