Our Team


  • John Buckingham

    Chief Investment Officer – AFAM Division, Editor, The Prudent Speculator
    John joined AFAM Capital in 1987 and Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM. John has more than 30 years of investment management experience and serves as Editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a trusted newsletter for over 40 years. He chairs the AFAM Investment Committee, leading […]
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  • Jason R. Clark

    Principal, Portfolio Manager
    Jason joined Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. As a member of the investment team, Jason is responsible for performing in-depth microeconomic research and fundamental analysis of individual stocks and industries. In addition, he works directly with clients to provide customized account management. Jason is also a […]
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  • Eric R. Hare

    Vice President – Operations
    Eric joined Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. He previously served as President of AFAM Capital, where he was responsible for leading strategic initiatives across the firm’s internal operations, information technology, marketing, and business development teams. He began his career at AFAM in 2006, serving in various […]
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  • Cynthia M. Mendoza

    Vice President – Operations
    Cynthia manages front and back office operations, composite performance, and internal reporting functions for the firm. She joined Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. Cynthia previously served as the Vice President of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer of AFAM Capital. Before that, Cynthia was an Analyst in […]
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  • Christopher A. Quigley

    Senior Research Analyst
    Chris joined AFAM Capital in August of 2011 and Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM. As a member of the investment team, Chris conducts fundamental research and analysis. He is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities and maintains company, industry, and macroeconomic models. Additionally, he is a regular […]
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  • Chris D. Taylor

    Director of Sales - The Prudent Speculator
    Chris joined Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. He serves as Director of Business Development for The Prudent Speculator and the Private Client Group, responsible for initiating and cultivating new client relationships. Chris also contributes to the development of internal and external communications to enhance the client […]
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  • Natalie H. Weiss

    Senior Accounting Manager
    Natalie joined Kovitz Investment Group as a Senior Accounting Manager in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. In her current role, Natalie supports the financial accounting and human resources needs of the firm. She previously served as Controller and Human Resources Director at AFAM Capital for more than 10 years, where […]
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  • Heather M. Solis

    Operations Associate
    Heather joined Kovitz Investment Group as an Operations Associate in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. In this role, she manages system administration for back-office technologies and databases. She is also responsible for the maintenance of client portfolios and client reporting. Prior to joining Kovitz, Heather was the Senior Operations Associate […]
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  • Andrew J. Miller

    Operations Associate
    Andrew joined Kovitz Investment Group as an Operations Associate in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. In this role, Andrew is responsible for the maintenance of client portfolios and client reporting, and also assists in managing internal and external communications. In addition, he executes workflows for private clients, dual contract, and […]
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