Mary Lisanti is a 30-year veteran of small cap growth research and investing. She is the Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer and manages the firms’ only product; a small cap growth strategy. Mary spent the first twelve years of her career as a small cap analyst and strategist on Wall Street. During the past 13 years, she has managed small cap portfolios at three premier asset management companies. In her most recent position as CIO of ING Investments, LLC, (1998-2003) she was responsible for building of the active equity management team. During her tenure there, assets under management in her area grew from several hundred million to several billion dollars. Prior to that, Mary was at Strong Capital Management as Senior Portfolio Manager for both the Small Cap Growth and Mid Cap Growth Strategies. From 1993-1996, Mary was Managing Director and Head of the Small/Mid Cap team at Bankers Trust Company. Mary was named Fund Manager of the Year in 1996 by Barron’s. She was named #1 small cap analyst in 1989 by Institutional Investor’s All-Star Research Team. In addition, she was ranked #2 and #3 in 1987 and 1986 respectively*. Mary has a BA in English from Princeton University. She is also a member of the NYSSA.