S. Lane Genatowski
Founding Member/Portfolio Manager

Mr. Genatowski is a Founder and Principal of Dividend Advisors, an independent financial advisory firm that he founded in 2013. Mr. Genatowski started his career in 1976 as an attorney with a large Wall Street law firm representing issuers and underwriters of municipal securities. In 1981 he joined Kidder, Peabody & Co. with a primary focus on investor-owned utilities and transportation companies. After 10+ years at Kidder, Peabody & Co. he went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility in the investment banking divisions of J. P. Morgan & Co. and Chase Manhattan Corporation with a focus on utilities. In 2000 he joined Bank of America Securities where he was Manager of Global Utilities. In 2003, after a brief affiliation with Jefferies Securities, Mr. Genatowski joined Wells Fargo Securities to start and manage their investment banking practice in utilities and energy while Manager of their New York and Houston offices. Mr. Genatowski holds a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law, and an AB from City University of New York. He holds the Series 65 securities licenses.

Brian Thomas
Founding Member/Portfolio Manager

Mr. Thomas leads Dividend Advisor's research, valuation, and quantitative analytics across the different investment strategies. Prior to joining Dividend Advisors, Mr. Thomas spent 10+ years working on research, valuation, and quantitative analytics. His work includes helping Camden Property Trust grow their institutional real estate fund from a little over $20 million dollars to $1.2 billion dollars. He has also worked with an investment management firm to help formulate and launch their $30 million dollar global real estate securities mutual fund. Mr. Thomas holds a BS from Texas A&M University, an MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Thomas is a Level III Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.

Sheridan Titman, Ph.D.
Academic Partner

Dr. Titman works closely with Dividend Advisors on their research, valuation, and investment strategies. He has an international reputation for his work in equity strategies, valuation, financial markets, and corporate finance. Currently, Dr. Titman is a professor of finance at The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services at the McCombs School of Business, and is the Executive Director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center and is the Research Director for the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. Dr. Titman won the Smith-Breeden Prize for the best finance research paper published in the Journal of Finance; the Goldman Sachs Asset Management best paper award for his work published in the Review of Finance; and was a recipient of the Batterymarch Fellowship. He has also served on the editorial boards of leading academic journals and has co-authored three finance textbooks. Dr. Titman is a past President of the American Finance Association (2012), has worked in Washington D.C. as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Titman holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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