General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 28, 2010

High Quality Companies At Value Prices – Brian D. Poma – Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel Llc

Brian D. Poma, CFA is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel. In his role at the company, Brian participates in decision making for all aspects of the firm's activities and investment process. His current primary research responsibilities include the Healthcare, Technology and Energy sectors. Brian was hired by Neumeier Investment Counsel LLC in January of 2000 as the firm's trader. During this time, he learned the Neumeier approach to value investing and became a senior analyst in 2003, received his CFA designation in 2005, and was promoted to the position of portfolio manager in 2006. In July of 2008 he was made an equity partner and currently owns 26% of the firm. Brian graduated from UCLA in 1999 with a BA degree in Economics. Profile
TWST: Please start with an overview of Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel and your investment philosophy?

Mr. Poma: We are a long-only small-cap value shop. The firm started as Neumeier Investment