Larry D. Coats Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oak Value
Capital Management, Inc. He has spent much of his career pursuing and
implementing the disciplined investment approach Oak Value executes for clients.
He dedicates most of his time to investment research and portfolio decision
making and maintains oversight responsibility for the various functional areas
of the firm.He is a member of the firm’s decision making Investment Committee,
serves on Oak Value’s Board of Directors and is one of the Co-Managers of the
Oak Value Fund. He is also President of the Board of Trustees of the Oak Value
Trust and serves on the Boards of several charitable organizations. He joined
Oak Value in 1994 after beginning a successful career in the investment business
in 1986 with Carolina Securities, Thomson McKinnon, and Legg Mason Wood Walker.
He began his professional career performing business and systems analysis as a
Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen (the predecessor to consulting firm
Accenture) in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1983. He received his BS and MBA
degrees in 1981 and 1983 from the University of South Carolina.