Our portfolio managers have over four decades of collective experience weathering the upturns and the downturns of the markets; each holding Graduate Degrees and CFA Charters.
  Is a founder of Investment Management Associates, Inc. and has directed all investment activities of the firm since its inception in 1979.
Prior to Investment Management Associates, Mr. Conn was a vice-president and a portfolio manager for Founders Capital Management and Founders Mutual Depositor Corporation. Earlier experience as a securities analyst was with Financial Programs, Inc. and Wellington Management Company.
Mr. Conn earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and his B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a CFA Charter Holder and has served as president and director of the CFA Society of Colorado
  Is Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates. He the author of The Little Book of Sideways Markets (Wiley, 2010) and Active Value Investing (Wiley, 2007).
While his primary focus is on discovering undervalued companies for his clients, he is also known for his uncommon common sense, which is regularly expressed in articles in the Financial Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Christian Science Monitor, Institutional Investor, and the New York Post, among other outlets. You can find archive of his articles on ContrarianEdge.com.
He speaks frequently to investment groups around the world, and was most recently profiled in Barron’s in September 2009. Previously, he was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business where he taught Practical Equity Analysis class.

He is a CFA charter holder, member of CFA Institute, and has served on the board of the CFA Society of Colorado. Katsenelson received both his bachelor of science and his master of science in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. (His story of emigrating from Russia can be found here).