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Patmon Malcom, CFA

PARTNER

Mr. Malcom is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners. Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, he worked for JPMorgan Chase in New York.  He was a member of the Global Investment Bank providing corporate finance coverage to natural resource companies.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from Emory University, where he was a Donald Keough Scholar.  Mr. Malcom led the Varsity Football team at West Point in scoring for three consecutive years.  In his senior year, he was named the "Chevrolet Player of the Game" in the annual Army-Navy game.  He also served as a helicopter pilot in the United States Army for more than seven years, an experience that included commanding a Blackhawk Helicopter Company along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.  Mr. Malcom is a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. 

Robert Bazan, CIPM

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT   

Mr. Bazan is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Emory University with a concentration in Applied Mathematics.  He was also a member of Emory's intercollegiate soccer team where he played defense and then served as President of Emory's soccer club.  Mr. Bazan’s professional experience includes work at a financial services firm analyzing asset allocations and retirement solutions.  He also worked in the global health industry where he assisted in research.  Mr. Bazan is a native of Peru and is fluent in Spanish.   

maddy boyd

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT   

Ms. Boyd is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners.  She graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Chinese Language, Literature and Culture. Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, Ms. Boyd worked in investment banking.  She began as an analyst covering the energy sector and later as a credit research analyst covering the utility and midstream sectors.  Ms. Boyd enjoys playing ice hockey and sailing.

Aaron Kirchoff

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT 

Mr. Kirchoff is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy where he was ranked in the top 3% of his class in managerial finance. Mr. Kirchoff was also a 3 year starter for the Air Force Academy’s NCAA Division I football program where he was elected team Captain his senior year. Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, he was the comptroller for Moody Air Force Base where he served an Air Force Wing that consisted of 2,800 airmen supporting operations both stateside and abroad. In addition, he has held managerial and budgetary roles, including a financial analyst position contributing to the formulation of a multi-billion dollar budget supporting contingency operations in Afghanistan. Mr. Kirchoff serves on the Board for the U.S. Senator’s Academy Nomination Committee in Georgia.
 
 

Dan Miree

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT 

Mr. Miree is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College with a concentration in Economics.  Mr. Miree was a three year letterman on both Harvard's football and track and field teams where he started as a defensive-back and sprinter.  Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, Mr. Miree worked at Goldman Sachs in New York where he served as head of the US corporate debt syndicate execution team.  He also worked as an equity and options sales trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after beginning his financial services career as a financial advisor with Legg Mason.


Megan Mandula

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Ms. Mandula is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Along with being a Presidential Scholar, she was also president of her sorority, coach of the Club Lacrosse team, and a member of the CFA Institute Research Challenge team. Ms. Mandula’s professional experience includes work as a research and capital markets analyst on a private wealth management team. Ms. Mandula helps run her family's foundation and enjoys horseback riding and backpacking. 

 

Kevin Pope

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Mr. Pope is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University where he majored in Economics. While at Yale, he was a four-year letterman of the varsity soccer team where he led the team in scoring his sophomore year. Mr. Pope went on to help start an education company based out of San Francisco where he grew their west coast operations before moving to Japan to open and manage the company's Asia operations and ultimately lead the divestiture of the Asia division.  Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, he worked for a boutique investment bank where he focused on mergers & acquisitions in financial services.

Hunter Straus, CIPM

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT 

Mr. Straus is a member of the product management team at EARNEST Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin where he majored in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Mr. Straus also holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, with a focus in finance. Mr. Straus started his career at a software company that provided meteorological solutions for on-air weather reporting. Prior to joining EARNEST Partners, he worked as an equity analyst conducting research on initial public offerings, bankruptcy reorganizations and equity spin-offs. Mr. Straus is an avid runner.