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J. Brian Henderson

J. Brian Henderson

CFA® | President of Cavanal Hill Investment Management
J. Brian Henderson

J. Brian Henderson

CFA® | President of Cavanal Hill Investment Management

Brian Henderson oversees the taxable fixed income, tax-free fixed income, and the equity management teams for Cavanal Hill Investment Management.

In 1993, Brian established Cavanal Hill's fixed income philosophy and processes while serving as the firm's Director of Fixed Income Strategy and as a Portfolio Manager for the taxable and tax-exempt fixed income and money market strategies. Under his leadership, Cavanal Hill's fixed income performance has been highlighted in serveral national publications.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst degisnation and has served as a CFA exam grader. Brian is also a past president and former board member of the CFA society.

Michael P. Maurer

Michael P. Maurer

MBA, CFA® | Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Michael P. Maurer

Michael P. Maurer

MBA, CFA® | Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Michael Maurer manages the investment team which creates and executes the taxable fixed income strategies for Cavanal Hill Investment Management. He is responsible for the portfolio management of the Cavanal Hill Core A or Better, Short-Intermediate A or Better, Short-Intermediate Government, and Short Government strategies. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for the Cavanal Hill Bond Fund, Cavanal Hill Moderate Duration Fund, Cavanal Hill Limited Duration Fund, Cavanal Hill Strategic Enhanced Yield Fund, Cavanal Hill Active Core Fund, and the Cavanal Hill World Energy Fund.

Mike earned both a Bachlor of Science Degree in Finance and Management, and a Master of business Administration, all from Saint Louis University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Russell Knox

Russell Knox

CFA® | Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Russell Knox

Russell Knox

CFA® | Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Russell Knox is responsible for the portfolio management of the Cavanal Hill Short-Term A or Better, Strategic Fixed Income, and Strategic Enhanced Fixed Income strategies. He is a portfolio manager for the Cavanal Hill Limited Duration Fund, Cavanal Hill Moderate Duration Fund, Cavanal Hill Bond Fund, and Cavanal Hill Strategic Enhanced Yield Fund.

Russell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Master of Science in Quantitative Financial Economincs, both from Oklahoma State University. Russell holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Michael J. Kitchen

Michael J. Kitchen

CFA®, CTP | Senior Cash Management Portfolio Manager
Michael J. Kitchen

Michael J. Kitchen

CFA®, CTP | Senior Cash Management Portfolio Manager

Michael Kitchen oversees the taxable money market strategies for Cavanal Hill Investment Management. He is responsible for the Government Securities Money Market Fund as well as the Cavanal Hill U.S. Treasury Fund.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Northeastern State University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as a Certified Treasury Professional designation.

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Senior Tax Free Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Senior Tax Free Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Richard Williams manages the team that conducts the research to support the tax free fixed income funds for Cavanal Hill Investment Management.  He is responsible for the Ultra Short Tax Free Income Fund. 

Rich received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Douglas Benton

Douglas Benton

MBA, CPA | Senior Municipal Credit Manager
Douglas Benton

Douglas Benton

MBA, CPA | Senior Municipal Credit Manager

Douglas Benton supports the Cavanal Hill tax-free funds and strategies as a credit analysit and portfolio manager.

Prior to joining Cavanal Hill in 2010, Doug served as the leader of Moody's Investor Services's southwest regional municipal bond ratings team. He also served as a lead or back-up analyst for Moody's covering several major municipalities. Doug received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Rice University. Doug is a licensed CPA in Texas.

Leslie Martin

Leslie Martin

Senior Municipal Fixed Income Analyst
Leslie Martin

Leslie Martin

Senior Municipal Fixed Income Analyst

Leslie Martin supports the Cavanal Hill tax-free funds and strategies as a credit analyst and portfolio manager.

Prior to joining Cavanal Hill in 2011, Leslie worked as a ratings analyst for Moody's Investor Service. She served as lead analyst for municipal bond transactions within the southwest region of the U.S. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Economics from the University of Kansas and earned a Master of Public Affairs Degree from LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

Keaton Hoppe

Keaton Hoppe

CFA® | Municipal Fixed Income Analyst
Keaton Hoppe

Keaton Hoppe

CFA® | Municipal Fixed Income Analyst

Keaton Hoppe supports the Cavanal Hill tax-free funds and strategies as a credit analyst and portfolio manager.

Prior to joining Cavanal Hill in 2013, Keaton worked as a ratings analyst for Moody's Investor Service. He served as lead analyst for municipal bond transactions within the southwest region of the U.S. he received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Austin College. Keaton holds the chartered financial analyst designation.

Matthew C. Stephani

Matthew C. Stephani

CFA® | Senior Equity Portfolio Manager
Matthew C. Stephani

Matthew C. Stephani

CFA® | Senior Equity Portfolio Manager

Matthew Stephani manages the investment team that conducts fundamental equity research for Cavanal Hill Investment Management. He is responsible for the portfolio management of the Cavanal Hill Dividend Equity, Large Cap Core, and Concentrated Equity Income strategies. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for the Cavanal Hill Opportunistic Fund and the Cavanal Hill World Energy Fund.

Matt concurrently earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Accountancy Degree from Brigham Young University. Matt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Thomas J. Mitchell

Thomas J. Mitchell

MBA, CFA® | Equity Portfolio Manager
Thomas J. Mitchell

Thomas J. Mitchell

MBA, CFA® | Equity Portfolio Manager

Thomas Mitchell is a portfolio manager for the Cavanal Hill Opportunistic Fund and the Cavanal Hill Investment Management Dividend Equity and Concentrated Equity Income strategies. In addition, he is responsible for conducting industrials and materials research for Cavanal Hill Investment Management's fundamental equity team.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Tom holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Michael C. Schloss

Michael C. Schloss

MBA | Equity Portfolio Manager
Michael C. Schloss

Michael C. Schloss

MBA | Equity Portfolio Manager

Michael Schloss is a portfolio manager for the Cavanal Hill Investment Management Large Cap Core and Dividend Equity strategies. In addition, he is responsible for conducting research on the consumer sector for Cavanal Hill Investment Management's fundamental equity strategies.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

Brandon R. Barnes

Brandon R. Barnes

CFA® | Senior Equity Analyst
Brandon R. Barnes

Brandon R. Barnes

CFA® | Senior Equity Analyst

Brandon Barnes conducts bottom-up research of public companies for Cavanal Hill's fundamental equity strategies. His primary research focus includes the healthcare and financials sectors.

Brandon earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Brandon holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Will Gray

Will Gray

MBA | Equity Analyst
Will Gray

Will Gray

MBA | Equity Analyst

William Gray conducts bottom-up research of public companies for Cavanal Hill's fundamental equity strategies. His primary research focus includes the consumer and energy sectors.

Will earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

Thomas Wesley Verdel

Thomas Wesley Verdel

CFA® | Senior Quantitative Equity Portfolio Manager
Thomas Wesley Verdel

Thomas Wesley Verdel

CFA® | Senior Quantitative Equity Portfolio Manager

Thomas Wesley Verdel manages the investment team that conducts the quantitative equity research for Cavanal Hill Investment Management.  He provides quantitative analysis and investment management for the Cavanal Hill World Energy Fund, and he manages the Mid Cap Core Equity Fund.

Wes received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, both conferred Magna Cum Laude, from Oklahoma State University.  He earned a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and a Master of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Tulsa.  Wes holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Robert E. Gaston III

Robert E. Gaston III

Quantitative Systems Analyst
Robert E. Gaston III

Robert E. Gaston III

Quantitative Systems Analyst

Robert Gaston is responsible for software development and infrastructure management for the quantitative equity team. 

Rob received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Langston University.

Chris Story

Chris Story

CFA® | Quantitative Equity Analyst
Chris Story

Chris Story

CFA® | Quantitative Equity Analyst

Chris Story conducts quantitative research for Cavanal Hill’s quantitative equity team. 

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and a Master of Science Degree in Quantitative Financial Economics from Oklahoma State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

John Norton

John Norton

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
John Norton

John Norton

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

John Norton supports the execution of the taxable fixed income strategies including conducting quantitative research and analysis. His primary focus is on sector weightings and selection.

John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Science Degree in Quantitative Finance from the University of Tulsa.