General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 9, 2015

Making Rational Decisions with a Consistent, Predictable and Repeatable Process

Myers, Silas A.
Silas A. Myers, CFA, is a Co-Founder and majority shareholder of Mar Vista Investment Partners, LLC, and serves as a portfolio manager for the firm’s Strategic Growth and Focus strategies. He has 25 years of investment experience. Before starting Mar Vista in 2007, Mr. Myers spent seven years as a portfolio manager and analyst at Roxbury Capital Management. He was also an equity analyst and product specialist at Hotchkis and Wiley, where he performed in-depth industry and company analysis. He began his career as a vice president and portfolio manager at Utendahl Capital Management. He has a B.A. in psychology and an MBA, both from Harvard University. He is also a Robert A. Toigo Foundation alumnus. Profile
Massey, Brian L.
Brian L. Massey, CFA, is a Co-Founder of Mar Vista Investment Partners, LLC and serves as a portfolio manager for the firm’s Strategic Growth, Focus and Global strategies. He has 24 years of investment experience. Prior to starting Mar Vista in 2007, Mr. Massey spent 10 years as both a portfolio manager and analyst, and was Director of Research at Roxbury Capital Management. Before coming to Roxbury, Mr. Massey was a management consultant in KPMG Peat Marwick’s Corporate Finance and Strategic Consulting group. He has a B.S. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Profile
Honeycutt, Joshua J.
Joshua J. Honeycutt, CFA, is a Partner of Mar Vista Investment Partners, LLC and serves as Portfolio Manager for the Global strategy and is a member of the investment team. Before joining Mar Vista Investment Partners in January 2009, he spent seven years as an analyst at Roxbury Capital Management with a special emphasis in covering consumer discretionary and retail stocks. Mr. Honeycutt was also an analyst with Harvey & Company, covering mergers and acquisitions, and an associate in forensic accounting at Tucker Alan. He has a B.S. with distinction in management/finance from Purdue University. Profile
Prestine, Jeffrey B.
Jeffrey B. Prestine is a Partner of Mar Vista Investment Partners, LLC and serves as a member of the investment team. Before joining Mar Vista Investment Partners in January 2009, he was an analyst covering technology and energy stocks at Roxbury Capital Management. Mr. Prestine joined Roxbury from Seneca Capital Management, where he was a technology and energy analyst for more than five years. He began his career in finance at Prudential Securities as an associate analyst covering enterprise software companies. Prior to entering the investment industry in 1999, Mr. Prestine was a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Mr. Prestine earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has an MBA from the University of Southern California. Profile
TWST: Let's start with a bit of history of Mar Vista Investment Partners.

Mr. Massey: Mar Vista started in 2007, but really, our story goes back to 2003 when we