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Anthony C. Ciliberto, CPA, CGMA

DIRECTOR

Mr. Ciliberto is a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners.  He also serves as a Board Director for the firm’s UCITS fund.  He holds a BS degree in accounting from Rider University, where he graduated summa cum laude.  Mr. Ciliberto spent over 15 years in the financial services industry before joining the firm.  He began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Princeton, NJ.  He later joined Merrill Lynch Asset Management, also in Princeton, where for seven years he specialized in third-party mutual fund accounting and administration.  He was most recently the Vice President of Mutual Fund Administration with Enterprise Capital Management, Inc.  He is a member of the Georgia and New Jersey CPA societies, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has served as a member of the Investment Company Institute Tax Committee.

RYAN KELLY, CFA

SENIOR TRADER, DIRECTOR

Mr. Kelly leads the trading team at EARNEST Partners and manages the firm’s relationships with brokers and trading platforms.  Mr. Kelly is also responsible for apprising the investment teams daily of real-time market information and drivers.  Prior to taking on trading responsibilities, Mr. Kelly worked in portfolio management, specializing in the analysis of fixed income securities with a particular emphasis on Small Business Administration Loan Pools (SBAs) and other Agency bonds.  He holds a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the crew team.  He began his career as an analyst with MetLife Securities.  He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.   

Marcia Abbott

MANAGER

Ms. Abbott is a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Mississippi College and has over eleven years of financial industry experience.  Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, she was an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer for Trustmark National Bank. She later joined an investment management and consulting firm as an Operations Manager. She also taught English as a foreign language in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Nadia Barnes

ASSOCIATE

Ms. Barnes is a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners.  Having begun her career as a mutual fund specialist with Deposit Guaranty National Bank and later joining Right Management Consultants as a Client Service Associate, she has more than 15 years of industry experience.  She holds an Associates of Arts degree from Hinds Community College and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Belhaven College.   

Hollis Gilliam

TRADER

Mr. Gilliam is a member of the trading team at EARNEST Partners.  He previously served as Senior Equity Trader for an international research and investment boutique.  During his tenure, Mr. Gilliam was responsible both for executing trades for the firm’s institutional clients and for providing real-time market analysis and ideas to the research team.  His professional experience also includes a client advisory role for MetLife and, prior to that, the structuring and execution of municipal bond deals for PFM Group in Philadelphia.  Mr. Gilliam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from West Chester University. 

JOAN MUKOMA

ASSOCIATE 

Ms. Mukoma is a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners. She holds a BA in Actuarial Science and Finance from Georgia State University where she graduated magna cum laude. As an active community member Ms. Mukoma founded Warmer Times, an organization that helps the homeless population in Atlanta. Ms. Mukoma is a native of Kenya and enjoys working out and hiking.

karen mulloy

ASSOCIATE 

Ms. Mulloy is a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received an Honorary Award for Departmental Distinction.  Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, Ms. Mulloy spent over 20 years in the financial services industry including over a decade with State Street Corporation in Boston where she held positions in Retail Banking and Global Trade Processing. During her time in Boston, Ms. Mulloy also volunteered throughout the greater Boston area to support community awareness programs and initiatives that focus on mentoring at-risk youth.

Jilian Tobaben

ASSOCIATE 

Ms. Tobaben is a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners. Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, she spent over five years as a financial management specialist where she was responsible for accounting and financial analysis for the U.S. Department of Defense at Robins Air Force Base. She holds a BS in Accounting from Macon College and State University. As an active community participant, Ms. Tobaben participates in volunteer efforts for the Ronald McDonald House, Rebuilding Macon, Alzheimer’s Memory Walk and Habitat for Humanity.  
  
 

Nal Umrao

TRADER

Mr. Umrao is a a member of the trading team at EARNEST Partners. He holds a BA in Accounting from Baruch College and has extensive experience in wrap asset management.  Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, he was a lead trader and Senior Portfolio Manager for more than fifteen sponsor firms at a major global management company.   He is a member of the Cricket League of Atlanta.

Matthew wallis

ASSOCIATE

Mr. Wallis is a a member of the portfolio operations team at EARNEST Partners. He holds BA degrees in both Managerial Finance and Economics from the University of Mississippi. His professional experience includes work at a financial services firm analyzing asset allocations and financial planning solutions.  He also worked in the in the global advanced materials industry where he assisted in product development. Mr. Wallis is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an avid hockey player and coach. 

Owen zhu

TRADER

Mr. Zhu is a member of the trading team at EARNEST Partners. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and holds a BA in Economics and a minor in Finance. Mr. Zhu’s professional experience includes successfully participating in the an accelerator program for technology ventures and working at a financial services firm on their trading desk. He has also lived and traveled extensively in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East. Mr. Zhu enjoys scuba diving, outside activities and jazz music.