General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 1, 2004


THOMAS LAMING is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for TrendStar Advisors, LLC. He is a member of the equity management team with over 13 years of investment experience including positions in portfolio management and research. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Laming spent 10 years with Kornitzer Capital Management as Sr. Vice President and was Buffalo Funds' Chief Equity Strategist and Co-Lead Manager for the Buffalo Small-Cap, Mid-Cap, Large-Cap, USA Global and Science & Technology funds. Mr. Laming was previously a technology analyst with Waddell and Reed, and prior to entering investment management he was a spacecraft design engineer with Martin Marietta in Denver, Colorado, and with TRW in Houston, Texas, and Redondo Beach, California. In addition to his frequent appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN television programs, Mr. Laming has appeared as a special guest on Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street. He earned an MBA degree from Indiana University, an MS degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS degree with highest distinction in Physics from the University of Kansas. Mr. Laming is also a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Profile
JAMES MC BRIDE is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager for TrendStar Advisors, LLC. He is a member of the equity management team with over 11 years of finance and investment management experience. Prior to co- founding the firm, Mr. McBride was with Kornitzer Capital Management as a Vice President and research analyst for three years. Prior to joining Kornitzer Capital, he served as a project manager in corporate finance with Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard. Mr. McBride earned a BS degree, with honors, in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University in 1983 and an MBA degree in Finance from Indiana University in 1989. He is also a 1986 graduate of the General Electric Manufacturing Management Program for Manufacturing Engineers. Profile
TWST: Can you tell us about your firm and your responsibilities there?

Mr. Laming: TrendStar Advisors was founded in August 2003. It took us

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