Hillcrest Management & Board of Directors

Brian R. Bruce

CEO & Chief Investment Officer – Hillcrest Asset Management, LLC

  • Putnam/PanAgora Asset Management – Chief Investment Officer
  • InterCoast Investment Group – President and Chief Investment Officer
  • State Street Global Advisors – Vice President
  • Professor, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Behavioral Finance and Journal of Investing
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • MS, Computer Science, DePaul University

Douglas E. Stark, CFA

Managing Director – Hillcrest Asset Management, LLC

  • Martingale Asset Management – Director of Research
  • InterCoast Capital – Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager
  • State Street Global Advisors – Vice President International Stocks and Currency Management
  • MBA, Columbia University
  • BS in Business, Arizona State University
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Deborah A. Trask

Chief Operating Officer – Hillcrest Asset Management LLC

  • RPF Equity Advisors – Head of Trading and Operations
  • InterCoast Capital – Senior Vice President in charge of operations
  • State Street Global Advisors – Vice President in charge of international operations and member of the executive Committee
  • MBA, University of Texas at Dallas
  • BA, Northeastern University
  • Managing Editor of Journal of Behavioral Finance and Journal of Investing

Blake Grossman

Managing Member – CHJ Capital Management, LLC

  • Founder – CHJ Capital Management, LLC
  • Vice Chairman – Blackrock, Inc.
  • CEO – Barclays Global Investors
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (bachelor & masters degrees)

Darlene DeRemer

Managing Partner – Grail Partners, LLC

  • Founding Partner – Grail Partners, LLC
  • Investment Banker – Putnam Lovell
  • Head of eBusiness Advisory – NewRiver
  • Owner – DeRemer + Associates
  • VP & Director, Asset Management Division – State Street Global Advisors
  • VP – T. Rowe Price & Associates
  • BS-Finance & Marketing (summa cum laude)/MBA (phi beta kappa equivalent), Syracuse University