Azarias is a lean, experienced team focused on investing and investor relations.
Chris was a senior research analyst with Federated Investors (2006-2014) and for his last five years there he served on the Prudent Bear team, which has a decades-long dedication to short bias investing.
Prudent Bear was acquired by Federated in 2008. At Prudent Bear, Chris spent 100% of his time researching individual companies in a variety of sectors to help populate the short portfolio. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was a healthcare analyst with Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, Iowa, performing in-depth analysis on the healthcare sector across all capitalizations.
He has over 30 years of investment experience and began his career as a sell-side analyst, most recently with Robert W. Baird & Co (1997-2001) and McDonald & Company Securities, Inc. (1992-1997). Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University.
Joe has 15 years of relationship building experience in the investment industry. He began his career at Vanguard (2003-2011) in an accelerated leadership program.
Subsequently, he worked at Turner Investments (2011-2013) and Chartwell Investments (2013-2018) where he developed relationships with institutional clients, consultants and third-party distribution platforms.
He earned his MBA at Villanova and graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Marketing.