Investment Team

The interaction of our structure and team drives our outcomes. Hood River Capital Management is 100% owned by the investment team, with our three equal partners acting as co-portfolio managers. All portfolio managers perform their own active research in a generalist role, and each of the three portfolio managers has more than 20 years of experience analyzing small capitalization stocks. Our small cap growth strategy has a strong continuous track record dating back to 2002.

Brian Smoluch of Hood River Capital Management

Brian Smoluch, CFA

Principal – Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Investment Experience: 23 Years

Brian founded Hood River Capital Management, which spun out of Roxbury Capital Management, where he managed the Small-Cap Growth product for 10 years.  Prior to Roxbury, Brian was part of the small/mid-cap team at Columbia Management. He began his career as an investment banking financial analyst at Salomon Brothers in New York.

University of Virginia, B.S. with Distinction
Harvard Business School, M.B.A.

David Swank of Hood River Capital Management

David Swank, CFA

Principal – Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Investment Experience: 23 Years

David founded Hood River Capital Management, which spun out of Roxbury Capital Management, where he managed the Small-Cap Growth product for 5 years. Prior to Roxbury, David worked for GMT Capital Corporation as the healthcare sector head of a $4 billion long/short equity hedge fund. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and began his career as a research associate at Furman Selz and Montgomery Securities.

University of Virginia, B.S. with Distinction
The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, M.B.A.

Rob Marvin of Hood River Capital Management

Robert Marvin, CFA

Principal – Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Investment Experience: 26 Years

Rob founded Hood River Capital Management, which spun out of Roxbury Capital Management, where he managed the Small-Cap Growth product for 10 years. Prior to Roxbury, Rob was part of the small/mid-cap team at Columbia Management. Before that Rob was vice president and consumer analyst for the Seidler Companies, a boutique research and brokerage firm. He began his career as a senior consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

University of California at Berkeley, B.S. cum laude – Business Administration
The Anderson School of Business at UCLA, M.B.A.

ROHAN B. KUMAR

Research Analyst
Investment Experience: 9 Years

Rohan joined Hood River in 2015 as a research analyst and has 8 years of investment experience.  Prior to joining Hood River, Rohan was a research analyst at Hawkeye Capital Management.  He previously was an analyst at Reliance Capital and began his career as a Component Design Engineer at Intel.

Rohan has a Bachelor of Technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

LANCE R. CANNON

LANCE R. CANNON, CFA

Research Analyst
Investment Experience: 11 Years

Lance joined Hood River in 2018 as a research analyst and has 10 years of financial market experience.  Prior to joining Hood River, Lance was a senior analyst at USDR Investment Management.  He previously performed equity research at TCW and Kayne Anderson Rudnick and was a managing director at GPS Capital Markets, Inc.

Lance has a B.S. in business management, with an emphasis in finance, from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Brennan J. Long

BRENNAN J. LONG

Research Analyst
Investment Experience: 4 Years

Brennan joined Hood River in 2018 as a research analyst and has 4 years of healthcare investment experience.  Prior to joining Hood River, Brennan was an equity research associate at Bloomberg Intelligence, where he covered biotechnology, and at Janney Montgomery Scott, where he covered specialty pharmaceuticals.  He began his investment career as a healthcare analyst at Major Assets Management and worked in business development at Novartis.

Brennan has a B.A. in architectural studies from Middlebury College and an M.A. in biotechnology from Columbia University.

Scott Kintz

SCOTT L. KINTZ, CFA

Research Analyst
Investment Experience: 18 Years

Scott joined Hood River in 2019 as a research analyst and has 18 years of investment experience.  Prior to joining Hood River, Scott was a portfolio manager at Ascend Capital, where he led an industrials team.  He previously was an associate at Citadel Investment Group and began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs and Company.

Scott has a B.S. in business from the University of California, Berkeley and was captain of their men’s tennis team.

Jon R. Foust

JON R. FOUST

Director of Marketing

Jon is responsible for leading Hood River’s nationwide marketing and business development effort.  Prior to joining the firm, Jon was a principal and director of marketing and client service for Winslow Capital Management, a Minneapolis-based money management firm specializing in large institutional accounts.  He previously was vice president of institutional marketing with Investment Advisers, Inc.  Jon began his career with the Saudi International Bank in London, England and has been in the investment management business for more than 29 years.

Jon has a B.A. in economics and psychology from St. Olaf College.

BRET D. HOKKANEN

Director of Sales

Bret is responsible for Hood River’s sales and client service. Prior to joining Hood River, Bret had the same responsibilities at Tygh Capital Management, a Portland-based money management firm that specializes in small-cap and small/mid-cap growth investing for institutions and mutual funds. He previously was at Columbia Management with similar duties across many asset classes.

Bret has a B.S. in business from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland.

MAUREEN L. FLAHERTY

Office Manager/Compliance Designee

Maureen joined Hood River Capital Management in 2013 after working at Roxbury Capital Management for 3 years as the office manager/compliance designee. Before joining Roxbury Capital Management, Maureen worked for SunTrust Mortgage for 5 years as a broker relations representative. She also worked on the buy side for 9 years as a product manager at Black and Company which later became Wells Fargo Securities.

After transferring from Oregon State University where she studied political science, Maureen received her B.A. in interdisciplinary studies/social science from Marylhurst University.

GEOFF T. GAINOR

GEOFF T. GAINOR

Trader

Geoff is a member of Hood River’s trading department and works closely with the head trader on all of Hood River’s investment strategies.  Geoff has more than 26 years of investment industry experience.  Prior to joining the firm, he spent nearly nine years as an institutional equity trader at Piper Jaffray.

He has a B.S. in management from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

ERIK J. HIRSCH

ERIK J. HIRSCH

Head Trader

Erik is ultimately responsible for all trading related to Hood River’s investment strategies.  Erik also serves as a member of Hood River’s Trade Committee and is an active member of the Securities Traders Association.  Erik has 19 years of investment experience.  Prior to joining the firm, Erik was a systems engineer at Pacific Envirosystems, where he worked on Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems.

Erik has a B.S. in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

ROBERT A. SCHMALTZ

ROBERT A. SCHMALTZ

Chief Compliance Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Robert serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Hood River.  He joined the firm in 2009 and has an extensive background in technology with over 25 years of experience.  Robert is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota where he oversees the Firm’s operations as well as the regulatory program.

Prior to joining Hood River, Robert worked for Metro Machine and Engineering, a company specializing in the medical device manufacturing industry.  He spent nearly 10 years as one of their key people responsible for managing technology.  Robert began his career at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked with the engineering team responsible for the software used to control the flight displays on the Boeing 747-400.

Robert has a B.S. in management and network administration from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota and an M.B.A. from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For a prospectus, which contains this and other important information about the Fund, please call 800-497-2960. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.

Investments involve risk, principal loss is possible.

The Hood River Small Cap Growth Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. Hood River Capital is the advisor to the Fund.

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