Organization

The DCM Team Advantage

ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS

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  • Personal Compensation of PMs aligned with clients
  • PMs maintain significant investments in Dean managed products
  • Unencumbered by bureaucracy, and not subject to “group think”

PORTFOLIO ADVANTAGES

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  • Smaller size allows us to move more aggressively with less market impact
  • Investment insight amplified through more concentrated portfolios
  • Experienced team with proven track record

EXPERIENCE & CHEMISTRY

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  • All investment professionals have at least 17 years of investment experience
  • Highly complementary skills across sectors and market capitalizations
  • Investment team has worked closely together since 2002

The Firm

Dean Capital Management, LLC (“DCM”) is an employee-owned registered investment advisor founded in March 2008. Located in Overland Park, Kansas. DCM is a long-only, fundamental U.S. Value equity manager. DCM manages portfolios across the capitalization spectrum for institutional clients, financial intermediaries and advisors. Prior to starting DCM, the firm’s founding principals worked together for many years at another Kansas City-based institutional investment management firm.

DCM is majority-owned by the founding principals, who also comprise the investment team. Additionally, all investment professionals maintain significant personal investments in DCM managed products, further aligning the investment team with its institutional clients.

 

DCM Team

Kevin E. Laub, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Equity Income & Multi-Cap Value
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Kevin E. Laub, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Equity Income & Multi-Cap Value
Years of Industry Experience: 19
Year started at DCM: 2008

Kevin Laub is a founding member of Dean Capital Management, LLC and serves as the Portfolio Manager on the Dean Large Cap Value, Multi-Cap Value and Equity Income strategies. He also provides research support and oversight to the firm’s other investment strategies. Prior to forming DCM, Kevin was the Chief Investment Officer for C.H. Dean. Before joining Dean in 2006, Kevin worked for American Century Investments where he was an original member of the team that launched the Small Cap Value strategy in 1998, serving as a co-Portfolio Manager from 2002 through 2006. He started his professional career as a senior auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and has worked in the financial industry since 1993.

Kevin received his BA and MBA from the University of Iowa. He is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Institute.

Steven D. Roth, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Small Cap Value
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Steven D. Roth, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Small Cap Value
Years of Industry Experience: 17
Year started at DCM: 2008

Steve Roth is a founding member of Dean Capital Management, LLC and serves as the Portfolio Manager on the Dean Small Cap Value and Fixed Income strategies. He also provides research support to the other DCM investment strategies. Prior to forming DCM in 2008, Steve worked for American Century as an analyst and later as a co-Portfolio Manager on the Small Cap Value team, which he joined in 2002. Prior to American Century, Steve began his investment career in 2000 as an equity analyst at Strong Capital Management.

Steve received his BA from the University of Nebraska. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Douglas A. Leach, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Mid-Cap Value & Multi-Cap Value
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Douglas A. Leach, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Mid-Cap Value & Multi-Cap Value
Years of Industry Experience: 26
Year started at DCM: 2008

Doug Leach is a founding member of Dean Capital Management, LLC and serves as the Portfolio Manager on the Dean Mid Cap Value and Multi-Cap Value strategies. He also provides research support to the other DCM investment strategies. Prior to forming DCM in 2008, Doug served as senior equity analyst for C.H. Dean beginning in 2006. Prior to joining Dean, Doug worked for American Century Investments where he was a member of the value investment team that manages the American Century Equity Income, Value and Mid Cap Value strategies from 1997 through 2006. Doug has worked in the financial industry since 1991.

Doug received his BA from Central Missouri State and his MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Institute.

Patrick J. Krumm
Director of Institutional Sales
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Patrick J. Krumm
Director of Institutional Sales
Years of Industry Experience: 24
Year started at DCM: 2008

Patrick Krumm is a founding member of Dean Capital Management, LLC and serves as the Director of Institutional Sales. Patrick is a member of the investment oversight committee for all DCM investment strategies and is responsible for communicating key portfolio changes and investment results to clients. Prior to forming DCM in 2008, he worked for American Century Investments as a Vice President and Client Portfolio Manager, representing the value investment teams to institutional clients from 2001 through 2008. Patrick has worked in the financial industry since 1990.

Patrick received his BA from Rockhurst University and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jessica L. Skinner, CRCP, JD
Chief Compliance Officer / Director of Operations
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Jessica L. Skinner, CRCP, JD
Chief Compliance Officer / Director of Operations
Years of Industry Experience: 12
Year started at DCM: 2016

Jessica is the Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Operations for Dean Capital Management, LLC ("DCM"). Jessica's role covers all aspects of DCM compliance. She is tasked with managing the firms Code of Ethics responsibilities as well as monitoring compliance with client restrictions. In addition, Jessica directs many of the operational functions for DCM, such as RFI and RFP processes, database entry and availability. Further, Jessica provides legal assistance to DCM in the form of contract building, review, and negotiation.

Prior to joining DCM, Jessica worked at Lockton Companies for 9 years and was Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Counsel of Lockton Retirement Services, a broker-dealer and registered investment adviser with over $40 Billion in assets under management.

Jessica graduated from Drury University with a major in history and minors in business administration and global studies. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Jessica attended the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she obtained her juris doctorate degree and received a certificate in international and comparative law.

Trading & Operations Team

Our back-office support team through our affiliate, C.H. Dean

Amy Bishop
Manager, Trading / Portfolio Administration
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Amy Bishop
Manager, Trading / Portfolio Administration
Years of Industry Experience: 30
Year started at C.H. Dean, LLC: 1998
Dave Whipp
Director of Operations & Portfolio Administration / Vice President
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Dave Whipp
Director of Operations & Portfolio Administration / Vice President
Years of Industry Experience: 30
Year started at C.H. Dean, LLC: 1987
Jake Brooks
Trading / Investment Analyst
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Jake Brooks
Trading / Investment Analyst
Years of Industry Experience: 8
Year started at C.H. Dean, LLC: 2009
Scott Denman
Manager, Client Services / Operations
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Scott Denman
Manager, Client Services / Operations
Years of Industry Experience: 24
Year started at C.H. Dean, LLC: 2000
Scott Buchhop
Client Associate, Portfolio Admin / Operations
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Scott Buchhop
Client Associate, Portfolio Admin / Operations
Years of Industry Experience: 1
Year started at C.H. Dean, LLC: 2017
Kendra Haberman, CPA
Senior Associate / Operations & Portfolio Managment
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Kendra Haberman, CPA
Senior Associate / Operations & Portfolio Managment
Years of Industry Experience: 4
Year started at C.H. Dean, LLC: 2013
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