Portfolio Management team

 

Richard Beaven, CFA

Principal

Lead Portfolio Manager and Principal—Rich has 22 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining Signia Capital Management in 2002, Rich was the Assistant Director of Research and a Portfolio Manager for a $2B Pacific Northwest asset management firm. Rich holds a BA in business administration from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Gonzaga University. In addition, he is a CFA charter holder and has served as President of the CFA Society of Spokane.  

 
 
 

Anthony Bennett, CFA

Principal

Portfolio Manager and Principal—Tony has 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to co-founding Signia Capital Management, he was an Equity Research Analyst for a $2B Pacific Northwest asset management firm. Tony holds a BA in finance from Gonzaga University. In addition, he is a CFA charter holder.  

 

 
 
 

Colin Kelly, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Director of Research and Portfolio Manager—Prior to joining Signia Capital Management, Colin was Vice President of Equity Research for a Pacific Northwest wealth management firm.  He has also served as an adjunct professor of finance at Gonzaga University.  Colin holds a BBA with emphasis in finance and marketing from Gonzaga University. In addition, he is a CFA charter holder and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Spokane.

 

Operations

 

David Krebs

Principal

Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer - David joined Signia Capital Management in 2004 and has over 15 years of experience in the investment management industry and 25 years of experience as a small business manager. Prior to joining Signia, he was a Network and Database Administrator for a large Pacific Northwest investment manager. David holds a BA from Eastern Washington University. He is a Certified Securities Compliance Professional and Registered Investment Advisor Representative. 

 

Advisory Board

 

Paul Greenwood

Paul Greenwood has over 20 years of investment experience, most recently as Director of U.S. Equity for the Russell Investment Group. At Russell he was responsible for the performance and investment content of all of Russell’s U.S. Equity efforts, including more than $30 billion invested in Russell’s multi-manager funds, and all U.S. Equity research performed on behalf of Russell’s global consulting clients, representing $1.6 trillion in total assets. Paul is currently a Managing Director at Northern Lights Ventures, an independent private equity firm providing strategic resources and capital to the money management industry.

 

Lawrence Braitman

Lawrence Braitman is a founding member of Signia Capital Management. Larry is a serial entrepreneur, who co-founded two successful Internet technology companies, Adify and FlyCast Communications. Previously, Lawrence worked as an attorney with the firm Saul Ewing Remick & Saul in Philadelphia, PA. Lawrence holds a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin Marshal College and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

 

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is a member of Signia Capital Management's advisory board. Richard, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded and served as CEO and/or chairman of four successful technology companies, Flycast Communications, Adify, Playdom, and Funzio. He was also on the founding team of Octel Communications. Currently, Richard is a founding Partner of Signia Venture Partners, an early stage venture fund focused on education technology, online video, mobile gaming, and the wider consumer mobile ecosystem. Richard holds a BS in psychology from UCSC and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Contact Richard at contact@signiavc.com.

 

John Scelfo

John Scelfo is the Chief Executive Officer of Spur Industries, a manufacturer of specialty metals products serving international industrial companies. Prior to joining Spur Industries, John was a Vice President and Plant Manager with Kaiser Aluminum. John has over 30 years of experience managing industrial companies.