Pacific Ridge Expands Team With Addition of Head Trader and Senior Analyst

New personnel reunite with President Mark Cooper to give the employee-owned boutique investment management company additional seasoned capacity to serve its institutional and high-net worth client base.

Jun 24, 2010, 13:54 ET from Pacific Ridge Capital Partners, LLC

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Ridge Capital Partners, LLC ( expanded its team of seasoned investment personnel with the addition of Mike McDougall and Justin McKillip, both formerly of Wells Capital Management. The new team members bring significant and relevant experience to Pacific Ridge, having both worked closely with President and Senior Portfolio Manager Mark Cooper.  

McDougall and Cooper were part of the founding team of Benson Associates, LLC, the firm acquired by Wells Fargo & Company in 2003. McDougall served as head trader for more than 14 years, making him the ideal choice to lead trading activities for Pacific Ridge and deliver best execution on behalf of the Company's clients. Additionally, Pacific Ridge clients will greatly benefit from McDougall's organizational development and executive management experience.

McKillip, formerly a securities analyst under Cooper's leadership at Wells Capital, joins the Pacific Ridge investment team as a senior analyst. McKillip's investment philosophy fits the mold already set in place by the founding members of Pacific Ridge, further adding to the Company's collaborative, cohesive research effort.

"Mike and Justin are a perfect fit with the rest of the team," Cooper said. "We have all been working together for years, providing clients with a consistent, successful investment philosophy. Pacific Ridge gives us the added advantage of a flexible, employee-owned boutique that lets us offer excellent, responsive service to our clients."

McDougall and McKillip are both equity owners in Pacific Ridge.


In an industry where large investment firms sometimes present the "investment manager du jour," Pacific Ridge Capital Partners serves its clients with a disciplined and focused portfolio construction process. Led by Mark Cooper, the research team has over 50 years of investment industry experience. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners employs fundamental research, economic analysis and demographic trends to find good companies trading at inexpensive prices. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon and online at

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