Investment Grade Team
High Yield Team
Sales & Service Team
- Sarita Narson Jairath
- Adam B. Kneller
- Kimberly C. Maichle
- Mark R. Meyer
- Michael G. Sebesta
- Ellen P. Welsh
Ashi S. Parikh - Chief Executive OfficerJoined Seix Investment Advisors LLC in 2014, Industry experience since 1992
Ashi Parikh is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of RidgeWorth Investments, a position that he assumed in July 2010. Ashi is responsible for leading the overall strategic direction and growth of the firm. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Seix Investment Advisors, a title he holds for each of RidgeWorth’s boutiques, and serves as a member of the RidgeWorth Holdings LLC Board of Directors and as an Interested Trustee of the RidgeWorth Funds’ Board of Trustees. Ashi’s previous roles at RidgeWorth include President and Chief Investment Officer, which he held from March 2008 to July 2010, and Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Equities, which he held from September 2006 to March 2008.
Prior to joining RidgeWorth in 2006, Ashi worked for Eagle Institutional Growth Advisors as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for Growth Equities. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1988 with a degree in economics and earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Ashi has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
James F. Keegan - Chief Investment Officer and ChairmanJoined Seix Investment Advisors LLC in 2008, Industry experience since 1982
As CIO, Jim has oversight responsibilities for the investment teams and specific portfolio management responsibilities within the Investment Grade team. He also leads the Seix Investment Policy Group. In addition, Jim serves on the Board of Directors of RidgeWorth Holdings LLC and is a member of the Management Member Working Group. Prior to joining Seix, Jim was Head of Investment Grade Corporate & High Yield Bond Management for American Century Investments. In this role he was responsible for managing this top-performing division including portfolio management, strategy, credit research and trading. Prior to this, Jim was Chief Investment Officer at Westmoreland Capital Management and Managing Director of Investment Grade and High Yield Fixed Income at UBS Global Asset Management. At UBS he was Chairman of the Investment Strategy and Credit Policy Committee and directly responsible for management of a number of highly ranked funds. Earlier in his career he was Director of Research and Chairman of the Credit Strategy Committee at Bankers Trust. Jim received a B.S. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Business Management from St. Francis College and an M.B.A. degree (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Fordham University.
George Way, CPA - Chief Operating OfficerJoined Seix Investment Advisors LLC in 2004, Industry experience since 1989
As the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, George is responsible for all the internal business operations of the firm. In addition, George serves as a member of the RidgeWorth Operating Committee. Before joining Seix, George was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG serving as Business Area Controller for the DB Securities Cash Equities Business. He was also Head of Equities Management Reporting for the Americas and worked in Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Controllers group. Earlier in his career, George was an Audit Manager in the Asset Management practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP, focused on large asset management clients, including Merrill Lynch Asset Management, at the public accounting firm Deloitte LLP. He received a B.B.A. degree in Business Administration from Pace University. George is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA.
Patrick J. Mc Nelis - Managing Director, Head of Global Distribution & Client ServiceJoined Seix Investment Advisors LLC in 2012, Industry experience since 1986
Patrick is the Head of Global Distribution & Client Service at Seix Investment Advisors LLC, and he also serves as a member of the RidgeWorth Operating Committee. In addition to his executive and sales management responsibilities, Patrick maintains direct sales and client service responsibilities for a broad range of institutional investors in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining Seix he was a Managing Director & Partner at Greenwich Associates, where he provided strategic business and distribution consulting services to the firm’s asset management clients around the globe. Previously, Patrick served as Executive Vice President, Head of Global Distribution & Client Service at Pyramis Global Advisors. Earlier in his career he worked as Executive Director/Managing Director & Head of Institutional Advisory Services at Principal Global Investors and Citigroup Asset Management. Patrick received a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.
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