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Investment Approach

The NewBridge Large Cap Growth strategy seeks to own high-quality companies that have superior growth prospects supported by strong financial foundations, market leadership, and superb management teams.

Each investment team member is continuously searching for investment ideas across all sectors and industries, broadening our search for growth and allowing us to draw comparisons of growth characteristics throughout our opportunity set. 

Collectively, the team puts attractive ideas through rigorous fundamental analysis, leveraging our combined experience and knowledge and helping to build and validate our conviction. Ideas are analyzed within the context of the portfolio’s risk profile and our standards for diversification as it relates to sector and industry, emerging versus established growth, and cyclical versus secular growth.
 
Philosophy & Process

We believe earnings growth drives stock prices over time. As such, we seek to own high-quality companies with greater than 15% long-term earnings growth supported by strong financial foundations, market leadership and superb management teams.  
Erick Maronak, Chief Investment Officer – NewBridge Asset Management, Senior Portfolio Manager

Erick Maronak is the CIO and lead portfolio manager of the NewBridge Large Cap Growth strategy and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with 10 years prior investment experience. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and director of research in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S. Trust Company.

Mr. Maronak holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from City University of New York and a Master of Business Administration from St. John's University.


James Craske, CFA, Portfolio Manager/Analyst

James Craske is a Portfolio Manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Global Equity portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital Investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 2008 with nine years prior investment experience.

Mr. Craske holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Whitman College and a Master of Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Jason Dahl, CFA, Senior Portfolio ManagerJason Dahl is a senior portfolio manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with nine years prior investment experience. Previously, he was a portfolio manager/analyst in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S. Trust Company.

Mr. Dahl holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from SUNY College at New Paltz and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University. Additionally, he is a CFA charterholder.
Scott Kefer, CFA, Senior Portfolio ManagerScott Kefer is a senior portfolio manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with six years prior investment experience. Previously, he held a similar position in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S Trust Company.

Mr. Kefer holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from Skidmore College and is a CFA charterholder.
Michael Koskuba, Senior Portfolio ManagerMichael Koskuba is a senior portfolio manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with five years prior investment experience. Previously, he was a portfolio manager/analyst in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S. Trust Company.

Mr. Koskuba is frequently asked by the financial press for his outlook on the equity markets and on specific securities. He has appeared in a variety of publications and media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, Dow Jones, Reuters, MarketWatch, the Wall Street Journal, and others.

Mr. Koskuba holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Muhlenberg College and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Fordham University.
Katherine Manahan, Equity Portfolio AssociateKatherine Manahan is an Equity Portfolio Associate for the NewBridge Asset Management. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.
 
She joined Victory in September 2007. Ms. Manahan holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in Finance.
 
Elie Masri, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Victory Capital Management

Elie Masri is a Portfolio Manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Global Equity portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital Investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 2008 with 12 years prior investment experience. Previously, he held a similar role at Deutsche Asset Management.

Mr. Masri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Baruch College and a Master of Science in quantitative methods and modeling from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

 

Matthew Mueller, Research AnalystMatthew Mueller is a portfolio manager for the Large Cap Growth investment strategy with NewBridge Asset Management. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in June 2011. Relevant coursework includes summer internships, most recently with NewBridge’s Large Cap Growth team in New York and with Cardinal Research LLC in Madison, WI.

Mr. Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with specialization in the Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP).
Investment Approach

The NewBridge Large Cap Growth strategy seeks to own high-quality companies that have superior growth prospects supported by strong financial foundations, market leadership, and superb management teams.

Each investment team member is continuously searching for investment ideas across all sectors and industries, broadening our search for growth and allowing us to draw comparisons of growth characteristics throughout our opportunity set. 

Collectively, the team puts attractive ideas through rigorous fundamental analysis, leveraging our combined experience and knowledge and helping to build and validate our conviction. Ideas are analyzed within the context of the portfolio’s risk profile and our standards for diversification as it relates to sector and industry, emerging versus established growth, and cyclical versus secular growth.
 
Philosophy & Process

We believe earnings growth drives stock prices over time. As such, we seek to own high-quality companies with greater than 15% long-term earnings growth supported by strong financial foundations, market leadership and superb management teams.  

James Craske, CFA

Portfolio Manager

James Craske is a Portfolio Manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Global Equity portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital Investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 2008 with nine years prior investment experience.

Mr. Craske holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Whitman College and a Master of Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Jason Dahl, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Jason Dahl is a senior portfolio manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with nine years prior investment experience. Previously, he was a portfolio manager/analyst in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S. Trust Company.

Mr. Dahl holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from SUNY College at New Paltz and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University. Additionally, he is a CFA charterholder.

Scott Kefer, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Scott Kefer is a senior portfolio manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with six years prior investment experience. Previously, he held a similar position in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S Trust Company.

Mr. Kefer holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from Skidmore College and is a CFA charterholder.

Michael Koskuba

Senior Portfolio Manager

Michael Koskuba is a senior portfolio manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Large Cap Growth portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 1999 with five years prior investment experience. Previously, he was a portfolio manager/analyst in the Campbell, Cowperthwait division of U.S. Trust Company.

Mr. Koskuba is frequently asked by the financial press for his outlook on the equity markets and on specific securities. He has appeared in a variety of publications and media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, Dow Jones, Reuters, MarketWatch, the Wall Street Journal, and others.

Mr. Koskuba holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Muhlenberg College and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Fordham University.

Katherine Manahan

Equity Portfolio Associate

Katherine Manahan is an Equity Portfolio Associate for the NewBridge Asset Management. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.
 
She joined Victory in September 2007. Ms. Manahan holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in Finance.
 

Elie Masri

Portfolio Manager

Elie Masri is a Portfolio Manager with NewBridge Asset Management and a member of the Global Equity portfolio management team. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital Investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in 2008 with 12 years prior investment experience. Previously, he held a similar role at Deutsche Asset Management.

Mr. Masri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Baruch College and a Master of Science in quantitative methods and modeling from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

 

Matthew Mueller

Portfolio Manager

Matthew Mueller is a portfolio manager for the Large Cap Growth investment strategy with NewBridge Asset Management. The Victory Large Cap Growth team was renamed NewBridge Asset Management on April 1, 2015. NewBridge Asset Management is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

He joined Victory Capital in June 2011. Relevant coursework includes summer internships, most recently with NewBridge’s Large Cap Growth team in New York and with Cardinal Research LLC in Madison, WI.

Mr. Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with specialization in the Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP).