Guy Watanabe

President, Principal & Founder of GW Capital [Employed through April 19, 2016]

Mr. Watanabe has 39 years investment experience and has portfolio management responsibilities for both equity and fixed income clients.  He leads both the firm’s Investment Committee and the firm’s Executive Management Team.  Mr. Watanabe began his career in 1976 at one of the Northwest’s largest investment management firms at the time, Kennedy Associates.  As a Vice President and shareholder, he had direct responsibility for portfolio management and research analysis of equity and fixed income instruments.  His clients included institutional pension and profit sharing plans as well as charitable endowment and trust funds.  Mr. Watanabe's long-standing client relations and excellent performance record enabled him to found GW Capital, and to continue his record of service.  Mr. Watanabe received his M.B.A. in Finance and B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound. 

Scott Mullet

Senior Vice President & Principal [Employed through April 19, 2016]

Mr. Mullet has 23 years investment experience and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee with portfolio management responsibilities for both equity and fixed income clients. Mr. Mullet is also a member of the firm’s Executive Management Team. He joined GW Capital in 2003 after working with the Quellos Group in Seattle as Associate Director of Investments for more than two years. His responsibilities there included product management, business development, and client service for fixed income products. He also researched and proposed investment strategies as a key member of the fixed income portfolio strategy team. Mr. Mullet began his investment career in 1992 with Western Asset Management Company in Pasadena, CA. During his nine-year tenure, he held managerial positions in product development, investment analytics, marketing and client service, finishing as a Product Specialist. Mr. Mullet received his M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and his B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Tom Parkhurst

Senior Vice President & Principal [Employed through April 19, 2016]

Mr. Parkhurst has 25 years investment experience and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee with portfolio management responsibilities for both equity and fixed income clients. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Management Team. Mr. Parkhurst joined GW Capital in 1992 after serving as a portfolio manager/security analyst and head security trader for Puget Sound Bank Trust Department for two years. There, he was a member of the Investment Management Committee responsible for establishing and implementing investment strategy for the Trust Department's three equity common funds and three fixed income common funds. Mr. Parkhurst's background in portfolio management combines quantitative and fundamental research in fixed income and equity assets. He received his B.A. in Business and Finance from the University of Puget Sound.

Nick Brown, CFA

Vice President & Principal [Employed through March 23, 2016]

Mr. Brown has 9 years investment experience and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee with portfolio management responsibilities for both equity and fixed income clients. He began his investment career in 2006 with GW Capital, Inc.  Mr. Brown received his B.A. from the University of Puget Sound. Mr. Brown is a CFA charterholder.

DeShay McCluskey, CFA

Vice President & Principal [Employed through March 31, 2016]

Ms. McCluskey has 14 years investment experience and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee with portfolio managment responsibilities for both equity and fixed income clients. Ms. McCluskey joined GW Capital in 2012 from her most recent position as Director of Research for BDT Capital Partners in Chicago. Prior thereto, Ms. McCluskey Co-Founded Jacobi Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor, based in Pennsylvania.  Ms. McCluskey also worked as an Equity Analyst for Legg Mason Capital Management and Ariel Investments Inc. She earned her B.A. in Economics with Honors, from the University of Chicago and her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ms. McCluskey is a CFA charterholder.

Jennifer Ottosen

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel [Employed through April 19, 2016]

Ms. Ottosen has 20 years combined industry experience, inclusive of 6 years working with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. As Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel of GW Capital, she is a member of the firm's Executive Management Team.  She joined GW Capital in 2012 after working with Jensen Investment Management in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where she served as Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel. Prior to her work with Jensen, Ms. Ottosen spent 6 years working with the SEC, as an attorney in the Divisions of Market Regulation and Enforcement, and as an Examiner in OCIE. In addition, Ms. Ottosen held audit and compliance positions with KPMG, Farmers Insurance Group, and Western Asset Management. Ms. Ottosen earned her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association.

Touk Sinantha, CFA

Vice President & Principal [Employed through March 31, 2016]

Ms. Sinantha has 17 years investment experience and is a member of the firm's Investment Committee with portfolio management responsibilities for both equity and fixed income clients. She joined GW Capital in 2008 from Members Capital Advisors in Wisconsin where she served as a Senior Research Analyst for over two years. Prior to Members Capital, Ms. Sinantha spent five years as a buy-side analyst at Ariel Investments in Chicago. Ms. Sinantha holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Western Washington University. Ms. Sinantha is a CFA charterholder.

Kevin Walsh, CFA

Portfolio Analyst & Trader [Employed through April 15, 2016]

Mr. Walsh began his investment career in 2010 with GW Capital, Inc.  Mr. Walsh is involved with trading and investment analytics.  Mr. Walsh received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Walsh is a CFA charterholder.

Trish Willis

Director of Operations [Employed through April 19, 2016]

Ms. Willis began her investment operations career when she joined GW Capital, Inc. in March of 1990.  She is the senior member of our operations staff and is also involved with compliance, technology and office management. 

Jennifer Wheat

Marketing & Client Service Manager [Employed through March 31, 2016]

Ms. Wheat began her investment career in 2005 with GW Capital, Inc. Ms. Wheat is responsible for handling client inquiries and reporting, directing the firm’s marketing efforts, and overseeing the firm’s client relationships. Ms. Wheat received her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington.  She is currently an M.B.A, Finance candidate in the Washington State University OMBA program. 

Yelena Schubert

Senior Operations Associate [Employed through March 31, 2016]

Ms. Schubert began her investment operations career in 2006 with McKinley Capital Management, Inc.  Ms. Schubert joined GW Capital in February 2008 and is involved with portfolio accounting, trade settlement and compliance.  Ms. Schubert received her B.S. in Finance from Tver State University and a Masters of Global Finance from Alaska Pacific University.

Hiroki Tokuyama

Operations Associate [Employed through February 29, 2016]

Mr. Tokuyama began his investment operations career in 2013 with GW Capital. Mr. Tokuyama is involved with portfolio accounting, WRAP program operations, and investment analytics. Mr. Tokuyama received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound.

Robin Contratto

Operations Assistant [Employed through February 29, 2016]

Ms. Contratto began her investment career in 2007 with GW Capital, Inc.  She is involved with portfolio reporting and office administration.  Ms. Contratto has an A.A. in Applied Arts & Sciences from Shoreline Community College. 

Adam Panebianco

Operations Associate [Employed through January 31, 2016]

Mr. Panebianco began his investment career in 2010 with Edward Jones Investments.  He joined GW Capital in 2012 and is involved with portfolio accounting, WRAP program operations, and investment analytics.  Mr. Panebianco received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Bryan Carr

Operations Associate [Employed through January 31, 2016]

Mr. Carr began his investment career in 2009 with CTC Consulting.  He joined GW Capital in 2013 and is involved with portfolio accounting, trade settlement and assists in the Marketing & Client Service department.  Mr. Carr received his B.A. in Finance from Portland State University School of Business Administration.