Mr. Giovanniello is the Chief Investment Officer and a Principal at Copeland Capital Management. Mark is a co-portfolio manager on all Domestic Strategies and the lead manager for the Mid Cap, Smid Cap, and Small Cap Strategies. He is responsible for research coverage of the Health Care, Materials and Energy sectors. Prior to joining Copeland in August 2009, Mark was the lead portfolio manager for the Mid Cap strategy at Rorer Asset Management. Before joining Rorer, Mark spent six years at The Colony Group as the portfolio manager of the firm's Mid Cap strategy as well as the Director of Research. He was responsible for overseeing all fundamental and quantitative research supporting the firm's large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap strategies. Earlier in his career, Mark was a senior associate at the public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he earned his CPA while working with clients in the technology, venture capital and mutual fund industries. Mark holds a BS degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a member of the Philadelphia Security Analyst Society.
International Investment Team
Mark Giovanniello, CFAChief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager
Eric Brown, CFAChief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Brown is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and a Principal at Copeland Capital Management. Eric is a Portfolio Manager and the lead manager for the Large Cap Strategies. He is responsible for research coverage of the Utilities and MLP sectors across all domestic portfolios. While founding Copeland, he developed a proprietary fundamental model to best evaluate dividend growth stocks. Prior to forming Copeland Capital Management in 2005, Eric was a Senior Portfolio Manager with The Colony Group. He previously served as a Portfolio Manager with Bingham Legg Advisors in Boston. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brown worked in municipal bond sales and trading at Bear Stearns & Company. Eric holds a BA in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the American Mensa Society.
Erik Granade, CFAHead of International Equities, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Granade is the Head of International Equities at Copeland Capital Management. He is a Principal and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Erik is a Portfolio Manager for all of Copeland’s International and Global strategies. Prior to joining Copeland Capital Management in July 2012, Erik was Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Invesco's global equity team in Atlanta. While at Invesco, he had overall responsibility for the team's international equity, global equity, and emerging market equity strategies. Prior to joining Invesco, Erik was Head of International Equities at Cashman, Farrell & Associates in Philadelphia, PA. Preceding that, Erik worked at PNC Bank as a Senior International Equity Manager for Provident Capital Management, the firm's institutional money management business, and as a Securities Analyst. Erik received his BA in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and Chartered Investment Counselor designations. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Atlanta.
Kenneth Lee, MBAPortfolio Manager, Research Analyst
Mr. Lee is a Portfolio Manager and a Principal at Copeland Capital Management. Ken is a Co-Portfolio Manager for all of Copeland’s International and Global strategies. Prior to joining Copeland in January 2013, Ken was Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Mercury Partners in Greenwich, CT, a multi-strategy investment firm offering hedge fund and long-only equity strategies. Ken managed Mercury’s Asia Special Situations Fund. Prior to Mercury, Ken was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank (New York) and an Associate at Wachovia Securities (New York), where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in their Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming Investment Banking Group. Previously, Ken was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and AlixPartners, where he specialized in corporate restructuring and turnarounds for Asian, European, United States clients across consumer, technology, industrial, and telecommunications sectors. Ken holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economic History from Dartmouth College.
David McGonigle, CFAPortfolio Manager, Research Analyst
Mr. McGonigle is a Portfolio Manager and a Principal at Copeland Capital Management. His primary coverage responsibilities are in the Consumer Discretionary, Financial and Industrial sectors across all domestic portfolios. Prior to joining Copeland in August 2009, Dave spent ten years with Rorer Asset Management, serving both as a portfolio manager and an analyst focused on the firm’s mid cap portfolio with primary coverage responsibilities in the Consumer and Financial sectors. Before joining Rorer, Dave was a Financial Analyst with AmericaOne Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of CapitalOne Financial Corp., where he focused on financial forecasting, as well as the evaluation of potential acquisition candidates in the telecommunications space. He holds a BS in Business Administration, with a finance concentration, from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. Dave also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
Jeffrey Walkenhorst, CFAPortfolio Manager, Research Analyst
Mr. Walkenhorst is a Portfolio Manager and a Principal at Copeland Capital Management. His primary coverage responsibilities are in the Consumer Staples, Real Estate, and Technology/Telecom sectors across all domestic portfolios. Prior to joining Copeland in March 2011, Jeff was a Senior Research Analyst at The Research Board, an international think tank that performs business and strategy research for Chief Information Officers of the world's largest organizations. Previously, Jeff was a Vice President, Equity Research Analyst with Banc of America Securities LLC (BAS). At BAS, he covered the Technology sector, including several years on an Institutional Investor All-America Research Team. Prior to BAS, Jeff was engaged in strategic planning, M&A, and analysis roles in the telecom and technology sectors. Jeff began his career in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Prudential Securities Incorporated. Jeff holds a BA degree in Economics from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
John Cummings, CFAResearch Analyst
Mr. Cummings is a Research Analyst at Copeland Capital Management. His primary responsibilities include fundamental coverage of the Industrials sector and helping to optimize Copeland’s quantitative methodologies. Prior to joining Copeland in August 2014, John worked as a summer equity research analyst for Credit Suisse covering the consumer internet sector. Before that, John worked for Copeland Capital as a summer research analyst. During this time, he helped analyze and improve Copeland’s quantitative screening methodologies. John holds a BA degree in both Mathematics and Economics with high honors from Haverford College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
Willard KwakResearch Analyst
Mr. Kwak is a Research Analyst at Copeland Capital Management. His primary responsibilities include supporting the international research team across all sectors and helping to optimize Copeland’s quantitative methodologies. Prior to joining Copeland in September 2017, Willard performed research at the University of Chicago Department of Economics, developing data analytics and mining skills, working with various programming languages. Before that, Willard participated in the Research Experience as Undergraduate (REU) for mathematics, studying number theory. Willard holds a BS in Mathematics and BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be awarded the charter upon completion of the required work experience.