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Investment Team

The portfolio management team responsible for the Global Discovery Strategy forms part of a wider growth team at Artisan Partners

Team Highlights

The investment team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process

Investment leadership is supported by a team of experienced analysts with specific areas of industry responsibility

The team is supported by an experienced global trading desk that averages over 20 years of experience in global markets

The investment team is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Management

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Jason L. White, CFA
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James D. Hamel, CFA
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Craigh A. Cepukenas, CFA
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Matthew H. Kamm, CFA
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Jason L. White, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jason L. White, CFA, is a managing director of Artisan Partners and a portfolio manager on the Growth team. In this role, he is the lead portfolio manager for the Artisan Global Discovery Strategy and a portfolio manager for the Artisan Global Opportunities, U.S. Mid-Cap Growth and U.S. Small-Cap Growth Strategies.

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in June 2000, Mr. White was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Lake Erie as the ship’s fire control officer. Mr. White holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with distinction.

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James D. Hamel, CFA

Portfolio Manager

James D. Hamel, CFA, is a managing director of Artisan Partners and a portfolio manager on the Growth team. In this role, he is the lead portfolio manager for the Artisan Global Opportunities Strategy and a portfolio manager for the Artisan U.S. Mid-Cap Growth, U.S. Small-Cap Growth and Global Discovery Strategies.

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in May 1997, Mr. Hamel was a financial associate, cost analyst and operations manager of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from March 1990 through May 1997. He began his career at Carlson, Posten & Associates. Mr. Hamel holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis where he was a three-time Academic All-American.

 
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Craigh A. Cepukenas, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Craigh A. Cepukenas, CFA, is a managing director of Artisan Partners and a portfolio manager on the Growth team. In this role, he is the lead portfolio manager for the Artisan U.S. Small-Cap Growth Strategy and a portfolio manager for the Artisan Global Opportunities, U.S. Mid-Cap Growth and Global Discovery Strategies.

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in November 1995 as an analyst, Mr. Cepukenas was an equity research associate at Stein Roe & Farnham, where he began his career in 1989. Mr. Cepukenas holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 
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Matthew H. Kamm, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Matthew H. Kamm, CFA, is a managing director of Artisan Partners and a portfolio manager on the Growth team. In this role, he is the lead portfolio manager for the Artisan U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Strategy and a portfolio manager for the Artisan Global Opportunities, U.S. Small-Cap Growth and Global Discovery Strategies.

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in May 2003, Mr. Kamm was an associate equity research analyst at Banc of America Securities. Earlier in his career, he was a senior operations analyst for NYU Medical Center. Mr. Kamm holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration, with a specialty in finance and operations management, from New York University.

 

Meet the Team

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Jay C. Warner, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jay C. Warner, CFA, is a portfolio manager on the Artisan Partners Growth Team. In this role, he supports the lead portfolio managers of the Artisan U.S. Mid-Cap Growth, U.S. Small-Cap Growth, Global Opportunities and Global Discovery Strategies. Mr. Warner also conducts fundamental research, primarily focusing on financial companies.

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in May 2003, Mr. Warner attended the Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from the Applied Security Analysis Program. From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Warner was a senior accountant specializing in auditing, reviewing and compiling financial statements. Mr. Warner holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance, investment and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Warner is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.