Strong People Are The Footings To A Strong Foundation

It has been said “Behind every great product, service, or idea, are great people!” This statement definitely holds true at Foundry Partners. Although a newer company, our people have the continuity and experience you look for in an asset management company. Our partners bring 10 years of experience working together, and our two investment teams possess a combined average of 20+ years of experience. With this consistency, discipline, and experience in people and process, you can rest assured that with Foundry Partners you are working with true professionals.

Meet Our Executive Committee

The executive committee of Foundry Partners provides management and strategic guidance for the firm.  This team of experienced investment management professionals meets quarterly and sets direction and organizational policy as well as ensuring the firm has the right structure and resources in place to support our clients.

Tim Ford

Timothy P. Ford
Partner
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Ford is the President and CEO of Foundry Partners LLC. After leading Fifth Third Asset Management’s (FTAM) distribution team for 9 years, Tim formed a group of partners to purchase assets from FTAM (now known as ClearArc Capital Management) and created Foundry Partners. During his tenure at FTAM, Tim sat on multiple committees including FTAM’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Investment Committee.

Tim started in the industry in 1992 and brings a wealth of experience to his position as the President and CEO of Foundry Partners. In addition to his time spent leading the distribution team at FTAM, he was previously a Principal with Paladin Investment Associates. He also spent a number of years as Vice President at Mellon Equity Associates, LLP, a subsidiary of what is now Bank of New York Mellon, where he successfully focused on the Taft-Hartley and Corporate markets. Mr. Ford earned his B.A. in Marketing from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and went on to earn his MBA from Point Park University.

Chas Burkhart

Charles B. Burkhart, Jr.
Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC
Founder

Mr. Burkhart has a 30 plus year history of investing in and advising asset and wealth management firms globally. He is the CEO of Rosemont Investment Group, LLC, which was launched in partnership with the Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) in May 2018 to provide permanent capital solutions to asset and wealth management firms. Mr. Burkhart founded Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC in 2000, a pioneering private equity investment firm that made 30 minority investments in asset and wealth managers from 2000-2018. Prior to May 2000, he was the President of Investment Counseling, Inc., the asset management business consultant and industry strategy firm he founded in 1989. Mr. Burkhart launched Investment Counseling, Inc. as a research boutique by introducing business, financial and compensation analyses to the investment management industry. In 1990, he created Measuring Operating Efficiency, one of the earliest studies of money management businesses, and the forerunner to Competitive Challenges. Over the past 30 plus years he has worked on hundreds of advisory assignments on compensation, business strategy, valuation, partnering and best practices in the asset management industry. Prior to establishing Investment Counseling, Inc., he was a principal with the executive search firm of Lee Calhoon & Co., specializing in the field of pensions and investments. Mr. Burkhart is a frequent speaker and occasional author on trends and challenges in the investment management business. He holds a BA in English from Boston College.

Matt Swendiman

Matthew A. Swendiman, CFA
Key Bridge Compliance, LLC
Chief Executive Officer

Matt began his investment management career in 1996 with a predecessor of Citi Fund Services, where he worked in the transfer agent and legal and compliance department for a large third-party mutual fund administrator. Thereafter, he served as counsel to Conseco Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar institutional investment management firm located in Carmel, IN.

In 2002, Matt joined The Phoenix Companies in Hartford, CT, where he ultimately served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for the Phoenix (now Virtus) mutual fund complex. During his time at Phoenix, Matt earned the CLU and ChFC designations from The American College.

​Matt later served as an investment management associate in the Washington, DC office of K&L Gates, an international law firm. In 2006, he joined Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, OH, where he served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Fifth Third’s institutional investment management business. In addition to these responsibilities, Matt provided legal support to Fifth Third’s broker-dealer, insurance and custody operations. He also served as Secretary and Chief Legal Officer to the Fifth Third Funds, a mutual fund trust with twenty-four series. While at Fifth Third, Matt earned his CFA charter.

​Following a stint as COO to a $500 million Cincinnati-based registered investment adviser, Matt founded Graydon Compliance Solutions, LLC, an outsourced compliance consultancy offering services to RIAs across the United States and in the United Kingdom.  Matt is the Chief Executive Officer of Key Bridge Compliance, LLC and is co-founder and Chairman of F/m Acceleration LLC, a back and middle office solution provider for registered investment advisers, including its subsidiary adviser, F/m Investments. F/m Acceleration is backed by private equity investor 4100 Group.

​Matt has earned his BA in Political Science, as well as his JD, from The Ohio State University. While in law school, he attended the Oxford University Summer Program, and has also earned his LLM in Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut.

Meet Our Investment Team

Our Traditional Value Team

Peter M. Klein, CFA

Peter M. Klein, CFA
Partner
Director – Value Strategies

Peter M. Klein is the Managing Director of Value Strategies and the Lead Portfolio Manager of the All Cap Value Strategy for Foundry Partners. Peter started in the industry in 1979 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). He was with FTAM from 2001-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to his time with FTAM, he served as Portfolio Manager with Gelfand/Maxus Asset Management which was acquired by Fifth Third Bank in 2001. In this capacity, he was actively involved in the investment management of individual and institutional portfolios.

Mr. Klein graduated magna cum laude from John Carroll University with a B.A. in Philosophy, and earned his MBA from Cleveland State University. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Cleveland.

Mary Jane Matts, CFA

Mary Jane Matts, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Mary Jane Matts is the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Large Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Mary started in the industry in 1987 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). She was with FTAM from 2005-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to her time with FTAM, she served in various investment management capacities at National City beginning in 1995, including leading the Value Equity Team for National City’s institutional asset management group and serving as Director of Research for National City Wealth Management. Prior to that, she was the Director of Research at Society Asset Management Inc. (now known as Victory Capital Management).

Ms. Matts earned a B.A. in Economics, conferred with Honors with Distinction, from Kenyon College, and earned her MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Cleveland.

Ted Y. Moore, CFA

Ted Y. Moore, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Ted Y. Moore is a Portfolio Manager on the Large Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Ted started in the industry in 1997 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). He was with FTAM from 2006-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to FTAM, he was an Equity Research Analyst for National City Private Client Group, and earlier, Morgan Keegan & Co.

Mr. Moore graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in History, and earned his MBA in Finance from Indiana University. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Cleveland.

Eric J. Holmes, CFA

Eric J. Holmes, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Eric J. Holmes is the Lead Portfolio Manager on the Small and Micro Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Eric started in the industry in 1994 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). He was with FTAM from 2003-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to his time at FTAM, he was a Director for Victory Capital Management on the Large Cap Value product, covering the Insurance and miscellaneous Consumer Cyclicals industries. He also spent 5 years with Manning & Napier Advisors as a Research Analyst for the Small Cap Value and Large Cap Value products.

Mr. Holmes graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in Economics, and earned a MBA in Finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Cleveland.

Craig P. Nedbalski, CFA

Craig P. Nedbalski, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Craig P. Nedbalski is a Portfolio Manager on the Small and Micro Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Craig started in the industry in 1995 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). He was with FTAM from 2005-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to FTAM, Mr. Nedbalski was with Victory Capital Management where he was a Managing Director, providing stock research and analysis with a focus on the Telecommunications, Media, Consumer Discretionary, and Technology sectors.

Mr. Nedbalski graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.B.A. in Finance, and earned his MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Cleveland.

Michael K. Barr, CFA

Michael K. Barr, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Michael Barr is a Portfolio Manager on the Small and Micro Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Michael started in the industry in 1987 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). He was with FTAM from 2011-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to his time at FTAM, he was with Victory Capital Management since 1998, where he was a Managing Director – Equity Analyst, providing stock research and analysis with a focus on Healthcare, Consumer Staples, Cyclicals, and Basic Industries throughout his tenure.

Mr. Barr graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S.B.A. in Finance. He is a CFA charterholder.

Our Fundamental Value Team

Mark Roach

Mark Roach
Partner
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Mark Roach is the Lead Portfolio Manager on the Fundamental Small Cap and Fundamental Mid Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Mark started in the industry in 1995 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transaction with Dreman Value Management (DVM) in June of 2016. He was with DVM from late 2006-June 20, 2016 in a similar capacity. Prior to joining DVM, Mr. Roach was a Portfolio Manager at Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, managing a small cap product from 2002 through 2006. Mr. Roach has significant experience in working with institutions, pensions and endowments and is well known in the consulting and high net worth community. Mr. Roach served as a security analyst from 1994 to 2001 for various institutions including Fifth Third Bank, Lynch, Jones & Ryan and USAA.

Mr. Roach graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a B.A. in Business, and earned a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In addition, Mr. Roach is a former board member on the Rice University Wright Fund.

Mario Tufano

Mario Tufano, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Value Strategies

Mario Tufano is a Portfolio Manager on the Fundamental Small Cap and Fundamental Mid Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. Mario started in the industry in 2002 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transaction with Dreman Value Management (DVM) in June of 2016. He joined DVM in 2007 as a Senior Securities Analyst and was promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager in 2010. He is responsible for research of new investment ideas as well as current portfolio holdings for the firm’s Small and Mid Cap Value products. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate Director and Equity Analyst at UBS Investment Bank covering the Consumer Staples and Discretionary sectors.

Mr. Tufano graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Finance. He is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).

Our Growth Team

Robert Drobinski

Robert Drobinski
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Growth Strategies

Robert Drobinski is the Lead Portfolio Manager on the Alpha Small Cap Growth team for Foundry Partners. Robert started in the industry in 1996 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transaction with Arbor Capital Management (Arbor) in September of 2016. He was with Arbor from 2006 – Sept. 2016 in a similar capacity. Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Drobinski was an Associate Portfolio Manager at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans from 2001 through 2006. Mr. Drobinski has significant experience in working with institutional, corporate pension and endowment plans. Mr. Drobinski served as a research analyst from 1996 to 2001 for Wessels, Arnold & Henderson and later U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray.

Mr. Drobinski graduated summa cum laude from Concordia College with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology and earned his MBA as a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Jared Lewis

Jared Lewis
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Growth Strategies

Jared Lewis is a Portfolio Manager on the Alpha Small Cap Growth team for Foundry Partners. Jared started in the industry in 1997 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transaction with Arbor Capital Management (Arbor) in September of 2016. He was with Arbor from 2015 – Sept. 2016 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Lewis was a Senior Research Analyst at Northland Securities from 2012 through 2014 and an Equity Analyst for White Pine Capital from 2008 through 2012. Mr. Lewis served as a PM or Analyst from 1997 to 2008 for both Long Only and Hedge Funds.

Mr. Lewis graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Chemistry and earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Marc Demos

Mark Demos, CFA
Partner
Portfolio Manager – Growth Strategies

Mark Demos is a Portfolio Manager on the Mid Cap Growth strategy for Foundry Partners. Mark started in the industry in 1998 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). He was with FTAM from 1999 – Jan 31, 2013 first as an Equity Analyst and then transitioned as a PM in 2007. Prior to FTAM, Mr. Demos was with the Ohio Company as an Analyst.

Mr. Demos graduated with honors from Lee University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA society of Minnesota.

Meet Our Staff

Management:

Tim Ford

Timothy P. Ford
Partner
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Ford is the President and CEO of Foundry Partners LLC. After leading Fifth Third Asset Management’s (FTAM) distribution team for 9 years, Tim formed a group of partners to purchase assets from FTAM (now known as ClearArc Capital Management) and created Foundry Partners. During his tenure at FTAM, Tim sat on multiple committees including FTAM’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Investment Committee.

Tim started in the industry in 1992 and brings a wealth of experience to his position as the President and CEO of Foundry Partners. In addition to his time spent leading the distribution team at FTAM, he was previously a Principal with Paladin Investment Associates. He also spent a number of years as Vice President at Mellon Equity Associates, LLP, a subsidiary of what is now Bank of New York Mellon, where he successfully focused on the Taft-Hartley and Corporate markets. Mr. Ford earned his B.A. in Marketing from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and went on to earn his MBA from Point Park University.

Michelle Marsten

Michelle Martenson
Executive Assistant

Michelle Martenson is the Executive Assistant to Foundry Partners’ President and CEO, Tim Ford. Ms. Martenson joined Foundry Partners in 2015 and comes with years of experience within executive support dating back to 1986.  Prior to Foundry, Michelle supported the Chief Marketing Officer at Archway Marketing and the Vice President of Risk at Target Corporation.

Michelle has completed 2.5 years of general studies at St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota.

Sara Saunders
Partner
Chief Financial/Operations Officer

Sara Saunders is the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Foundry Partners LLC. She got her start in 1996, specializing in the mutual fund and asset management industry. Her experience includes leadership in Securities Valuation, Audit and Board Reporting, Investment Tax, Budget & Expense Management, and Mutual Fund Accounting. Prior to joining Foundry Partners in 2013, Sara served as an Assistant Vice President of Securities Valuation for two years with Nuveen Investments. Before joining Nuveen in 2010, Sara served as a Manager for five years in the Treasury Department with FAF Advisors. From 2000-2006 Sara served as a Tax Accountant with Ameriprise Financial and also served State Street Bank as a Mutual Fund Accountant. Her wide level of experience has allowed her to gain a broad understanding of the asset management operations from both an industry and client perspective.

Sara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Finance from Saint Thomas University of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, she has served as President and Board Member of The University of Wisconsin Alumni Club-Twin Cities Chapter.

Marketing/Client Service:

Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy
Partner
Marketing and Client Service

Seamus Murphy started within the industry in 1999 and is a Partner at Foundry Partners LLC where he leads the Marketing and Client Service department. Seamus and a group of partners formed Foundry Partners by successfully negotiating the purchase of assets from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM). During his tenure at FTAM, he managed the Taft Hartley and Public Funds Distribution Team and was responsible for distributing FTAM’s institutional strategies within this space. Under his direction, the team grew FTAM’s presence in both scope and reach.

Prior to his time at FTAM, he was a Vice President at National City’s Institutional Services Group where he called on the Taft Hartley Retirement Plans for investment management and custodial services. Mr. Murphy earned his B.A. in Marketing and Communications from North Carolina State University.

Jim Contis

Dimitrios A. (Jim) Contis
Director, Marketing and Client Service

Jim Contis is a Director, Marketing and Client Service for Foundry Partners LLC. Jim started in the industry in 1988 and has been with Foundry Partners since 2016. Prior to joining Foundry Partners, Mr. Contis oversaw business development and relationship servicing for ClearArc Capital’s (formerly Fifth Third Asset Management) corporate and foundation/endowment markets. As the organization evolved so too did Jim’s role, finishing his thirteen year tenure at ClearArc Capital as National Director of Distribution. Before ClearArc Capital, Jim began his career at Mellon Bank managing liquidity proceeds for their institutional custody group servicing foundations, endowments, public retirement, private retirement and multi-employer retirement plans. After his introduction to the business as a manager of liquidity Jim focused his efforts on business development and client service at Dreyfus, a subsidiarity of Mellon, servicing institutional investment management relationships.

Jim earned a B.S. in Finance from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Rick Leggott

Rick Leggott
Managing Director

Rick Leggott is a Managing Director with Foundry Partners and brings a wealth of experience and insight with over 30 years in the industry.  Rick got his start as a credit analyst in 1981 and moved into equities in 1982.  He has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transaction with Arbor Capital Management (Arbor) in September of 2016.  Mr. Leggott started Arbor in January of 1997 where he served as both a Portfolio Manager and CEO.  Prior to Arbor, Rick was a Senior Vice President with Investment Advisers, Inc. (IAI), and founded their small cap growth product in 1990.

Mr. Leggott was a summa cum laude graduate and received both his MBA and B.S. from the University of Nebraska.

Jim Strange

James Stange
Marketing and Client Service

James Stange is within Foundry’s Marketing and Client Service division and is responsible for developing and servicing Foundry’s relationships primarily in the geographical Midwest.  Mr. Stange started in the industry in 2001 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from ClearArc Capital, formerly Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM).  Jim was with FTAM from 2001 to 2012 in a similar capacity.  Prior to his time at FTAM, he was president of a North American Van Lines Agency.

In 1986 to 1994 Jim was elected and served as a State Representative for the state of Illinois.

Chris Luke

Chris Luke
Director of Marketing

Chris Luke is a Director, Marketing for Foundry Partners LLC. Chris started in the industry in 1995 and has been with Foundry Partners since 2017. He started his career at PNC Bank in 1995 working in a variety of capacities including; the retail and employee call center, employee education and communications and institutional trust marketing.  Chris joined Fifth Third Bank in 1999 to launch their employee education and communications group within the Retirement Plan Services department, where he later assumed responsibility for all marketing and communications for the Fifth Third Institutional Client group.

In 2004 Chris was named Managing Director of Marketing for the newly formed Registered Investment Advisor, Fifth Third Asset Management. In 2006, Mr. Luke returned to PNC where he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for PNC’s broker-dealer, PNC Investments. In 2012 Chris returned to Fifth Third Bank where he held a variety of strategic marketing and product management roles within the Institutional Services group including Director of Marketing, Director of Solutions Delivery, and Manager of Strategic Distribution Services.

Chris earned a B.A. degree in Public Relations from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Jason Thon

Jason B. Thon
Marketing and Products Manager

Jason Thon is the Marketing and Products Manager for Foundry Partners LLC. Jason started in the industry in 1999 and has been with Foundry Partners since inception in 2013.  Prior to joining Foundry Partners, Mr. Thon did creative consulting and oversaw marketing and vendor relations for Staja Studios.  Jason began his career as part of a small discretionary management group within Everen Securities.  After two years as an analyst with a family owned practice, he joined regional consulting firm, Defined Contribution Advisors as an analyst, where he was later promoted to lead the performance reporting functions for DCA while continuing to conduct manager research.

Jason earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse in 1998.

Operations/Trading:

Sara Saunders
Partner
Chief Financial/Operations Officer

Sara Saunders is the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Foundry Partners LLC. She got her start in 1996, specializing in the mutual fund and asset management industry. Her experience includes leadership in Securities Valuation, Audit and Board Reporting, Investment Tax, Budget & Expense Management, and Mutual Fund Accounting. Prior to joining Foundry Partners in 2013, Sara served as an Assistant Vice President of Securities Valuation for two years with Nuveen Investments. Before joining Nuveen in 2010, Sara served as a Manager for five years in the Treasury Department with FAF Advisors. From 2000-2006 Sara served as a Tax Accountant with Ameriprise Financial and also served State Street Bank as a Mutual Fund Accountant. Her wide level of experience has allowed her to gain a broad understanding of the asset management operations from both an industry and client perspective.

Sara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Finance from Saint Thomas University of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, she has served as President and Board Member of The University of Wisconsin Alumni Club-Twin Cities Chapter.

Scot Heggen

Scot Heggen, CFA
Partner
Senior Head Equity Trader

Scot Heggen is the Senior Equity Head Trader for Foundry Partners LLC. Scot started in the industry in 1999. Prior to joining Foundry Partners in 2013, Mr. Heggen served as a senior equity analyst at Black River Asset Management performing both the trading and quantitative analysis functions. Before Black River, Scot was a quantitative analyst at RedSky Partners and Lutheran Brotherhood (now Thrivent Financial) where he gained experience handling trading, operations, performance attribution, and risk management responsibilities.

Scot earned a B.A. in mathematics and business management from Luther College and a M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. He also is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.

David Greenberg

David Greenberg
Partner
Senior Trader

David Greenberg is a Senior Trader for the Fundamental Small Cap and Fundamental Mid Cap Value Strategies team for Foundry Partners. David started in the industry in 1987 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transaction with Dreman Value Management (DVM) in June of 2016. He was with DVM from late 2008-June 20, 2016 in a similar capacity. While at DVM, Mr. Greenberg was responsible for overseeing all trading functions for the firm and was the primary person in charge of trading for all the strategies.

Prior to joining DVM, Mr. Greenberg was the Vice President of Trading at Wintergreen Advisers LLC., where he was responsible for executing global equity trades including foreign currencies exchanges in the United States, Europe and Asia. Previous to that, Mr. Greenberg worked as a Senior Trader for Franklin Mutual Advisors from 1997 through 2006, in addition to holding positions at Forstmann-Leff Associates and Gibraltar Advisors/Prudential Securities where he gained experience trading equities, government bonds, commodities and foreign currencies.

Mr. Greenberg received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Clark University with a concentration in Finance.

Martha Seal

Martha Seal
Partner
Senior Operations Manager

Martha Seal is the Senior Operations Manager at Foundry Partners LLC. She started in the industry in 1992 and has been with Foundry Partners since the company’s transition from Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM) in 2013. She was with FTAM from 2003-Jan 31, 2013 in a similar capacity. Prior to joining FTAM, she was in the operations department for Paladin Investment Associates which was acquired by Fifth Third Bank in 2003.

Martha earned a B.A. Degree in English from The University of Minnesota.

Patrick Hermes

Patrick Hermes
Investment Operations Analyst

Patrick Hermes is an Operations Analyst with Foundry Partners LLC.  He started in the industry in 2008 and joined Foundry Partners in 2014.  Prior to Foundry, Mr. Hermes worked with the Investment Portfolio Finance team with Hartford Funds.  His experience includes fund accounting for retail mutual funds, annuity funds, and pension funds. He was able to gain valuable experience with the reconciliation process by building efficiencies to enhance daily procedures. Patrick also researched corporate actions and worked with securities valuation to ensure timely and accurate Net Asset Values.

Patrick graduated from the University of Northwestern in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a B.A. in General Business, with an emphasis in Finance.