Todd C. Ahlsten is the Chief Investment Officer and the lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Equity Income Fund at Parnassus Investments. He joined the firm in 1995 as a Research Analyst and was previously a Parnassus Research Intern. In 1998, Mr. Ahlsten was promoted to Director of Research, and subsequently became Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Equity Income Fund in 2001. He became Chief Investment Officer in 2008. Mr. Ahlsten received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in finance and accounting.