A Multi-generational Team

RYAN NIXON
FOUNDER / CEO

38 YRS OLD
14 YRS OF EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
BA, MBA

Ryan is the founder of the firm and leads the firm’s Investment Team, portfolio construction, research process and risk- management controls. He also manages the firm’s investment- analyst intern program. Ryan founded the firm after earning his MBA at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to graduate school, he spent three years as an equity analyst for Hester Capital Management, where he worked closely with Paul. Ryan earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Ryan has served on the MSF Advisory Council for the University of Texas and currently serves as a member of the KLRU Endowment Committee and the University of Texas MBA Advisory Board.

 

RAY NIXON
CHAIRMAN

67 YRS OLD
40 YRS OF EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
BA, MBA

Ray was previously the Executive Director and a Portfolio Manager at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney, & Strauss, LLC, where he spent 25 years. Barrow Hanley is one of the largest value- oriented managers of institutional assets in the U.S. with over $75 billion in assets. Ray is currently serving as Chair of the Texas Health Resources Investment Committee which oversees $5.0 billion and he is also a member of the UTIMCO board of directors, a $45 billion endowment for the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

 

MITCHELL LOLLEY, CFA
ANALYST

25 YRS OLD
3 YRS OF EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
BBA, BUSINESS HONORS

Mitchell is an investment analyst and a member of the Investment Team. As investment analyst, he is involved in researching spin-off companies and other opportunistic investments. He graduated with distinction from the University of Texas at Austin’s Business Honors Program and earned a double major in Economics. He was a member of the Senate of College Councils and was cofounder of a student service organization that mentored elementary-school children and carried out programs for keeping residents of a local senior center active. Mitchell spent a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he studied Mandarin and business. Mitchell passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be awarded the charter upon completion of the required work experience.

 

YANN VESSELY
COO & CFO

40 YRS OLD
5 YRS OF EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
BA, MPA

Yann started his professional career in 2003 as a staff auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP (Deloitte). He recently has been working for Yorkmont Capital Management as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, with responsibility for accounting, client reporting, taxes, risk management and compliance with SEC and State securities regulations. Yann is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas, has passed the Series 65 Exam, administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and qualifies as an investment professional to operate as an Investment Advisor Representative in certain states.

 

PAUL MOOMAW, CFA
ADVISOR

54 YRS OLD
18 YRS OF EXPERIENCE

RICE UNIVERSITY, BA, CUM LAUDE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, MBA

Paul has over 18 years’ professional experience managing equity portfolios. Prior to Nixon, Paul spent nine years as a manager of equity portfolios for Hester Capital Management, where he managed more than $500 million in equity portfolios and was the firm’s Director of Research. His business career also included nearly a decade of work as a business writer and editor in Washington, D.C., affording him the chance to interview and work with over 2,000 business owners and entrepreneurs. Paul is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, where his studies were focused on business valuation and corporate strategy. Paul is a graduate of Rice University, where he earned a BA in Economics, graduated cum laude and was an infielder on the Rice baseball team.