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SEAN A. METROSE SEAN A. METROSE
President | Portfolio Manager
Sean has over 15 years of investment management and finance experience. Prior to joining DeRoy & Devereaux, Sean worked at R.H. Bluestein & Company where he served as Portfolio Manager.  Sean also spent several years as a member of the Investment Banking department at Oppenheimer & Co.  While at Oppenheimer & Co. he successfully completed investment banking transactions in the automotive, banking, business services and manufacturing industries.  Sean holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a BS in Psychology and Biology along with a Minor in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY.  Sean is also a member of Ross’s Alumni Club of Southeast Michigan.
JEFFREY W. WARDLOW JEFFREY W. WARDLOW
Chief Investment Officer | Portfolio Manager
Jeff holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 30 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining DeRoy & Devereaux, he served as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Large Cap Value Equities for Loomis, Sayles & Co. While at Loomis, Sayles he managed the Value Fund, institutional portfolios, and individual separate accounts. Jeff began his career with Bank of America (formerly called Nationsbank) as an equity analyst following financial services and retailing. While at Nationsbank he was a Vice President and managed the Nationsbank Equity Income Fund and separate accounts. He holds a BA and an MBA from Michigan State University and he is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Detroit.
GREGG D. WATKINS GREGG D. WATKINS
Portfolio Manager
Gregg holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 40 years of experience in investment management. Previously he served as a Senior Portfolio Manager of Loomis, Sayles & Co. and at Schwartz Investment Counsel. He has also served as Director of Institutional Portfolio Management at Comerica Capital Management and as Manager of the NBD Opportunity Fund at the National Bank of Detroit. He holds a BA degree in History from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from Wayne State University. He also works as the Corporate Secretary and is a Trustee for the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation. Additionally, he provides portfolio management services to a portion of the Foundation’s internally-managed assets as an employee of the Foundation. Gregg was previously on the board of the Children’s Home of Detroit, Providence Health Foundation and The Shaw Festival.
MICHAEL J. MADISON MICHAEL J. MADISON
Portfolio Manager
Michael holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 30 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining DeRoy & Devereaux, he served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Loomis, Sayles & Co. where he was a member of the Equity Selection Committee for the Investment Counseling Group. Before his employment at Loomis Sayles & Co., Mr. Madison was a Portfolio Manager with Wilson Kemp & Associates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comerica Bank. Mike began his career at Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit rising to the position of Vice President and Investment Officer in the Private Banking Department. Mr. Madison holds a BS/BA degree from Northeastern University and an MBA from the University of Detroit. Mike serves on the boards of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Loyola High School. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.
MICHAEL F. HARRIS MICHAEL F. HARRIS
Portfolio Manager
Michael holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 35 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining DeRoy & Devereaux, he served as Executive Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors for Loomis, Sayles & Co. While at Loomis, Sayles Mike co-led the Core Bond Group, directing a team of 50, managing $21 billion in assets for institutional clients across a diverse spectrum of fixed income strategies. Mike’s responsibilities at Loomis, Sayles included management of a portion of the fixed income portfolio of the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation. Mike also served as a fixed income portfolio manager for NCNB National Bank, Sovran Bank and Second National Bank where he started his career. He holds an MBA from Saginaw Valley State University and a BA from Michigan State University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of North Carolina.
julie-hollinshead JULIE R. HOLLINSHEAD
Portfolio Manager
Julie holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 20 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining DeRoy & Devereaux, she served as the Portfolio Manager of The Kresge Foundation’s social investments. Before her employment at Kresge, Julie was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Munder Capital Management where she co-managed the Small Cap Value and Microcap Equity products for institutional clients and was a member of the Mid-Cap/Small Cap Blend portfolio management team. Julie began her investment career as a co-manager of Comerica’s International Equity Fund. Julie graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University and an MA from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a Board Advisor to and serves on the investment sub-committee of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. She also serves on the investment committee of a large family foundation and is on the Board of Trustees of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Julie is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Detroit.
Karl Knas Karl L. Knas
Portfolio Manager
Karl has over 20 years of investment management and finance experience. Prior to joining DeRoy & Devereaux, Karl served as a Portfolio Manager at NorthPointe Capital working on equity strategies across the market cap spectrum. Karl also has experience as a Research Analyst covering small to mid cap companies at Soundview Technology Group and Salomon Smith Barney. He began his career as a corporate analyst for GTE (now Verizon). Karl earned his BA from Michigan State University and his MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant.