General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 22, 2014

Managing Concentrated Portfolios of the Highest-Quality Businesses

Ficklin, Damon
Damon Ficklin is Portfolio Manager and Analyst of Polen Capital. Mr. Ficklin joined Polen Capital in 2003. Mr. Ficklin is Co-Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst on the firm’s flagship Focus Growth Strategy. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Ficklin spent one year working as an equity analyst with Morningstar and four years as a tax consultant to Fortune 500 companies with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Ficklin graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in accounting, earned an MSA from Appalachian State University and earned an M.B.A. with high honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the investment committee to the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. Mr. Ficklin is also a certified public accountant — CPA. Profile
TWST: Could you just start by telling us a bit about your firm and your role at the firm?

Mr. Ficklin: Polen Capital was founded by David Polen about 36 years ago, and our flagship