General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 3, 2001

Mark Foster – Kirr, Marbach & Company Llc

Foster, Mark D.
MARK D. FOSTER is Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Kirr, Marbach & Company. He was formerly associated with American Fletcher National Bank (now Bank One, Indiana, NA) as a research analyst from 1980-1982 and with Merchants National Bank as a Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst from 1982-1984. From 1984-1987, Mr. Foster was associated with Merchants Investment Counseling Inc. as Director of Equity Strategy. He joined Kirr, Marbach & Company in 1987 and has been the firm's Chief Investment Officer since 1997. Mr. Foster is a member of the Indianapolis Society of Financial Analysts and a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1985. He earned a BS degree in Finance (with honors) from Ball State University in 1979. Profile
TWST: Could you discuss your role at Kirr, Marbach & Company and its

investment philosophy?

Mr. Foster: The firm was started in May 1975. We currently manage about

$440 million in total