William Manning Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
William Manning is our Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and Chairman of our board of directors. In addition, since 2003 Mr. Manning has served as Director of Investment Process at Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC, and prior to that, was also the President of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC. In addition, Mr. Manning has previously held officer and director positions with the Fund. Mr. Manning earned a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1958.
Mr. Manning's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his operating and leadership experience as an officer and director of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC. since it was founded including in his role as the primary architect of its research and investment process.
Jeffrey S. Coons President
Jeffrey S. Coons has served as the President of Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. since July 2010, as the Co-Director of Research since 2002 and as a member of its executive management team since 1999. In addition, Dr. Coons is a member of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC's Senior Research Group. Dr. Coons earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in 1985, at which time he joined Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc., and a Ph.D from Temple University in 1996.
James Mikolaichik Chief Financial Officer
James Mikolaichik has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2011. Previously, Mr. Mikolaichik served as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy of Old Mutual Asset Management from 2008 through 2011 and as its Chief Risk Officer from 2004 through 2008. Mr. Mikolaichik also served, in various capacities, at Deloitte & Touche LLP providing consulting, financial advisory, auditing and accounting services from 1993 through 2004. Mr. Mikolaichik earned a Bachelor's degree from Susquehanna University in 1993 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 2001.
Charles H. Stamey Managing Director of Sales and Distribution
Charles H. Stamey has served as the Managing Director of Sales and Distribution at Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC since May 2010 and as a member of its executive management team since 2000. Prior to May 2010, Mr. Stamey served as the Managing Director of Client Relations of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC. Mr. Stamey received his Bachelor's degree from Mount Vernon University in 1981 and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1985.
Richard B. Yates Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Richard B. Yates is our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. In addition, Mr. Yates is the Chief Legal Officer of each of Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC and the Fund and has executive officer and director positions at certain other of our affiliates. Mr. Yates earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in 1987 and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1992.
Ebrahim Busheri Director of Investments
Ebrahim Busheri has served as the Director of Investments at Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC since March 2015. Over his tenure with the Firm, which has spanned from 1988 to 2001 and again from 2011 through present day, Mr. Busheri has held positions of Managing Director, Emerging Growth Group, Head of Technology Group, Head of Consumer Group, and Director of Research. During his hiatus from Manning & Napier from 2001 to 2011, he worked as the Director of Investments at W.P. Stewart and as a Consultant for Heritage Capital. Mr. Busheri earned his BA in Accounting and Economics from Muskingum College and his MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester.