WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Conestoga Capital Advisors, LLC, an independent investment advisory firm specializing in the management of small and mid cap equities, has announced the addition of Jeffrey A. Riggs to the firm as Institutional Sales & Client Service Officer. Jeff has 20 years of experience in the investment management industry and is joining Conestoga from Lincoln Financial Group where he was Associate Vice President - Head of Investment Research & Analysis. Based out of Conestoga's headquarters in Wayne, PA, Jeff will help develop new business for the firm and maintain relationships with existing clients.
Prior to Lincoln Financial Group, Jeff worked at Nationwide Fund Advisors where he served as the Director of Manager Research focusing on U.S. and International Equities. He has also held various marketing and client service positions at Turner Investments, Brandywine Global Investment Management and Delaware Investments. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from La Salle University. He holds the Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designations.
Bob Mitchell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner/Portfolio Manager said, "We have been diligent in hiring team members in advance of our growth, and Jeff's addition reflects our commitment to deliver superior service to our clients. We also look forward to his contributions in helping us grow our business through multiple distribution channels."
"Jeff brings both breadth and depth of experience in the investment industry and we're excited to have him become part of the team at Conestoga," added Mark Clewett, Managing Partner and Director of Institutional Sales and Client Service.
Conestoga's primary investment strategy, Small Cap Growth, has grown to over $1.6 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2016. In 2014, the firm launched a SMid Cap Growth strategy, a natural extension and complementary diversification of the firm's Small Cap Growth strategy.
About Conestoga Capital Advisors, LLC
Conestoga Capital Advisors, LLC ( www.conestogacapital.com ) is an independent investment advisory firm with over $1.6 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2016. The firm specializes in the management of small- and mid-cap equities. Conestoga Capital Advisors' investment style is conservative high-quality growth. The firm's portfolio managers utilize a fundamental, bottom-up research approach with a long-term investment focus.
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