General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 9, 2004


SCOTT D. RODES is an owner of Bahl & Gaynor Inc. His current responsibilities include portfolio management and investment research. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodes was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Northern Trust in Chicago. He was responsible for investment management of agency accounts for high net worth individuals, with assets under management in excess of $900 million. In addition, Mr. Rodes was a member of the Northern Investment Counselors Equity Selection Committee. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mr. Rodes was a research analyst for Waddell & Reed in Kansas City, where his responsibilities included coverage of technology industries. From 1989-1996, he was an Assistant Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. Mr. Rodes managed personal portfolios in addition to research coverage of the technology sector. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and a Master's of Business Administration from Xavier University in 1987. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1993. Mr. Rodes is on the Board of The Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati. He is a Member of the Cincinnati Society of Financial Analysts, a member of the Board of Knox Presbyterian Church and a volunteer of Winners Walk Tall. Profile
TWST: Let's begin with a brief overview of Bahl & Gaynor and your

responsibilities there.

Mr. Rodes: Bahl & Gaynor was founded in 1990 by Bill Bahl and Vere

Gaynor. We manage $2.4