Stephen M. Riccio

STEPHEN M. RICCIO is co-Portfolio Manager of the small cap team at Bear
Stearns Asset Management. He is also responsible for industry and
company research in the small cap area. Prior to joining the firm, Mr.
Riccio spent five and a half years at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi Trust,
where he was the sole Portfolio Manager for the Highmark Emerging Growth
Fund. He also was an Analyst with Rochdale Investment Management and New
York Life Insurance Co. Mr. Riccio earned both his BS and MBA degrees at
Syracuse University and completed postgraduate work at the New York
Institute of Finance. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Riccio is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, as
well as a member of the Association for Investment Management and
Research. He is married and has three children.