Our Team

Mondrian has a total of 168 employees across the firm.

Our investment team is comprised of approximately 55 investment professionals with an average firm tenure exceeding 10 years. We firmly believe that it is best to locate our investment team in a single location in London to encourage dialogue and to remain disciplined in our valuation approach.

Additionally, we have dedicated client services teams in Philadelphia and London.

Investment Team Leaders

Investment Team Leaders

  • Clive A. Gillmore

    CEO & Group CIO

  • Elizabeth A. Desmond

    Deputy CEO, CIO, International Equities

  • Aileen Gan

    CIO, Global Equities

  • Ormala Krishnan

    CIO, Small Cap Equities

  • Andrew Miller

    CIO, Emerging Markets Equities

  • David Wakefield

    CIO, Global Fixed Income & Currency

    Clive A. Gillmore
    CEO & Group CIO
    Mr. Gillmore is a graduate of the University of Warwick in Management Science, and has completed the Investment Management Program at the London Business School. In 1990, Mr. Gillmore joined Mondrian Investment Partners’ predecessor organization as a founding member, having previously worked as a senior portfolio manager for Hill Samuel Investment Advisers Ltd., and a portfolio manager at Legal and General Investment Management. He has over thirty years’ experience analyzing equity markets and securities around the world and has managed client portfolios with a wide range of mandates. Mr. Gillmore is CEO and Group CIO of Mondrian, he also chairs the CIO Forum and the Global Equity Research Forum. He sits as a senior member on the Global Equity Strategy Committee.
    Elizabeth A. Desmond
    Deputy CEO, CIO, International Equities
    Ms. Desmond holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. After working for the Japanese government for two years, she began her investment career as a Pacific Basin investment manager with Shearson Lehman Global Asset Management. In 1991 Ms. Desmond joined Mondrian Investment Partners’ predecessor organization as a founding member after previously working as a Pacific Basin equity analyst and senior portfolio manager at Hill Samuel Investment Advisers Ltd. She is a Director and leads the International Equity investment team; in addition she chairs the International Equity Strategy Committee. Ms. Desmond is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. She sits on the CFA UK’s Advisory Council.
    Aileen Gan
    CIO, Global Equities
    Ms. Gan is a Commerce graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia and holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2005, she was a consultant at Accenture, specialising in the financial services sector, firstly in Singapore and subsequently in the UK. Ms. Gan has extensive experience in developed markets working initially within the Mondrian Non-US Equity Team, before her current role heading up the Global Equity team. Her research responsibilities include coverage of US, Singapore and Australian markets. Ms. Gan is a CPA (Australia) and CFA Charterholder. She is also a member of the CPA Australia, the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Ormala Krishnan
    CIO, Small Cap Equities
    Dr. Krishnan heads Mondrian’s small cap strategies. Dr. Krishnan started her investment career in 1993 with Singapore based Koeneman Capital Management. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000 as a portfolio manager, Dr. Krishnan was an investment consultant with William M Mercer. Upon completion of her BSc in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the National University of Singapore, Dr. Krishnan achieved her MSc in Actuarial Science from City University, London. In 2006, Dr. Krishnan completed her Doctoral program in Investment and Finance from Sir John Cass Business School, City of London. Her doctoral thesis was on ‘Value versus Growth in the Asian Equity Markets’.
    Andrew Miller
    CIO, Emerging Markets Equities
    Mr. Miller has a BA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000, he worked in the Investment Management department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for the analysis and audit of various investment vehicles. Whilst at Mondrian, Mr. Miller has specialised in Emerging Markets and he is now the Chief Investment Officer for this product. Mr. Miller holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    David Wakefield
    CIO, Global Fixed Income & Currency
    Mr. Wakefield joined Mondrian in 2001. He took both a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Mondrian, Mr. Wakefield was an economic adviser to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and formerly an economic adviser to the UK Treasury Department, specializing in inflation forecasting in both positions. At Mondrian, he is the team’s Chief Investment Officer and chairs the Global Fixed Income and Currency Committee meetings, where he utilizes his extensive inflation forecasting experience. Mr. Wakefield is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Senior Portfolio Managers

Senior Portfolio Managers

  • Brendan Baker

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Nigel A. Bliss

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Ginny Chong

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Graeme R. Coll

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Frances M. Cuthbert

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Matt Day

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Steven Dutaut

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Gregory Halton

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Bhavin Manek

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Aidan Nicholson

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Solomon O. Peters

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Andrew R. Porter

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Alex D. Simcox

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Jonathan R. Spread

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Boris Veselinovich

    Senior Portfolio Manager

    Brendan Baker
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Baker has a BA in History and an MSc in Economics from the University of London. He commenced his career as a financial journalist covering small cap stocks quoted on the London Stock Exchange. On completing his MSc, Mr. Baker moved to Lombard Street Research, a leading UK economics consultancy. As a Senior Economist there, he worked on global economic analysis and financial markets strategy. He joined Mondrian in 2001. Previously at Mondrian he worked on International and Global Equity strategies. From 2014 he focused on the analysis of US small cap equities and established Mondrian’s US Small Cap strategy in 2015.
    Nigel A. Bliss
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of Manchester, holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. He commenced his career at Cazenove & Co. in 1993 and moved to join Mondrian in 1995. Mr. Bliss is a senior portfolio manager in the Non-US Equity Team and a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. He has had significant experience analyzing securities in the Pacific Basin region and in the global materials, utilities, property and industrials sectors. In recent years Mr. Bliss has taken responsibility for leading coverage of securities listed in the UK and Scandinavian markets whilst still maintaining his sector specialization.
    Ginny Chong
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000, Ms. Chong worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver, within the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Division where she qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Ms. Chong has a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Ms. Chong is presently a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Team. Ms. Chong is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Graeme R. Coll
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Coll is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2005, Mr. Coll was an Assistant Director at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in London. Previously, he was employed at Deloitte & Touche in both New York and Johannesburg in their Financial Advisory Services Practice. Mr. Coll is a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Small Capitalisation Team. Mr. Coll is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Frances M. Cuthbert
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Ms. Cuthbert is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh where she completed a MA (Hons) degree in Economics. She commenced her career at Deutsche Bank before joining Mondrian in 1999. Ms. Cuthbert is a senior portfolio manager on Mondrian’s International Small Cap strategy. She is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Matt Day
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Day joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency Team in 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Day worked in actuarial consulting, specialising in the development of stochastic asset and liability models for UK pension schemes at Buck Consultants. At Mondrian, Mr. Day has a quantitative research focus and is responsible for the continuing development of the company’s proprietary inflation and mortgage backed securities models. Mr. Day has a BSc in Economics with Actuarial Studies from the University of Southampton and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
    Steven Dutaut
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Dutaut holds a BA in Business Finance from the University of Durham and a M.Litt. in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews. After completing his postgraduate degree, Mr. Dutaut worked in Bank of America’s investment banking division for one year, followed by two years as an investment analyst for Baillie Gifford. Mr. Dutaut joined Mondrian in the Non-US Equity Team in 2007. He is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. Mr. Dutaut is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Gregory Halton
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Having graduated from St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2000 with a MEng (Hons) in Engineering Science, Mr. Halton worked in the global equity division of Deutsche Asset Management before joining Mondrian in 2004. Mr. Halton is a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Team. Mr. Halton is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Bhavin Manek
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Manek is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Mr. Manek started his career at Mercer Investment Consulting where he worked for 3 years as an Investment Analyst, before joining Mondrian in 2006. Mr. Manek is a senior portfolio manager on the International Small Capitalisation Team. Mr. Manek is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Aidan Nicholson
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Nicholson graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford with a Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management. He started his career at Cazenove & Co. in the UK Smaller Companies Team, before moving to Mondrian in 2003 to work on the International Small Capitalisation Team. Mr. Nicholson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Solomon O. Peters
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Peters joined Mondrian’s Fixed Income Team in 2000. He has a BA in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Southampton University. After a period with the UK Government Statistical Service, he moved to research consulting at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), specializing in econometric forecasting. Mr. Peters has a quantitative research focus and has helped to further develop Mondrian’s proprietary inflation forecasting models. Mr. Peters is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.
    Andrew R. Porter
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Porter studied at Magdalen College, Oxford University graduating with a first class degree in Chemistry. He also has an MSc in Economics from the University of London. Mr. Porter started his career as a consultant and trainee chartered accountant at Deloitte and Touche. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2003, Mr. Porter worked at Frank Russell, part of the team managing the multi-manager funds in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Porter is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. Mr. Porter is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee.
    Alex D. Simcox
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Simcox graduated from Robinson College, Cambridge with a degree in History. He worked at Ernst and Young LLP for four years, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining the Non-US Equity Team at Mondrian in 2007. Mr. Simcox is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. Mr. Simcox is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
    Jonathan R. Spread
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Spread graduated from Durham University in 1999 with a BSc in Computer Science and joined Morley Fund Management (Aviva Investors) as an investment analyst covering UK and European equities. He joined Mondrian in the Non-US Equity Team in 2005 and became a member of the Global Equity Strategy Committee in 2008. In 2013 he moved to join the Global Equity team, with a focus on US equities. Mr. Spread is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Boris Veselinovich
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Mr. Veselinovich is an Economics and Quantitative Finance graduate from the University of Western Australia and holds an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS Business School, London. He commenced his career as an Investment Research Analyst at Challenger International in Australia covering the local equity market. He joined Mondrian in 2001 and has since worked on global equity coverage as well as new product development initiatives. Mr. Veselinovich has the IMC designation, the Securities and Investment Institute Certificate in Derivatives and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of the UK.
Client Services and Business Development Team

Client Services and Business Development Team

Philadelphia Office

  • Paul M. Ross

    President

  • James F. Brecker III

    Senior Vice President

  • Laura A. Conlon

    Senior Vice President

  • Michael Daly

    Vice President

  • David J. Hogan

    Senior Vice President

  • Patricia M. Karolyi

    Executive Vice President

  • Henry Orvin

    Senior Vice President

  • E. Todd Rittenhouse

    Senior Vice President

  • Peter J. Riviello

    Vice President

  • Stephen W. Starnes

    Senior Vice President

  • Elizabeth Taverna

    Assistant Vice President

London Office

  • Russell J. Mackie

    Global Head of Client Services & Marketing

  • Christina Eriksson

    Client Services and Marketing Manager

  • Nicola Hilliard

    Assistant Client Service Officer

  • Jessica Hsia

    Client Service Officer

    Paul M. Ross
    President
    Mr. Ross is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned an MBA, and Western Connecticut State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prior to joining Mondrian’s former affiliate in 1993, he spent eleven years in the institutional client service, consultant relations and business development group at The Travelers Corporation. In his present position, he is responsible for managing Mondrian’s North American client service, consultant relations and marketing activities. Mr. Ross is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
    James F. Brecker III
    Senior Vice President
    Mr. Brecker is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He joined Mondrian’s former US affiliate in 2000 and is responsible for client service, consultant relations and marketing, focusing primarily on emerging markets equity strategies. Mr. Brecker is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
    View James Brecker’s FINRA Registrations Here
    Laura A. Conlon
    Senior Vice President
    Ms. Conlon is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Rosemont College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Ms. Conlon worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP before joining Mondrian’s former affiliate in 1997. In her present role, she is responsible for client service, consultant relations, and marketing, focusing primarily on small cap equity strategies. Ms. Conlon is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
    View Laura Conlon’s FINRA Registrations Here
    Michael Daly
    Vice President
    Mr. Daly is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned an MBA and a graduate of Villanova University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has held institutional sales positions with Aberdeen Standard Investments, Brandywine Global and Philadelphia International Advisors. Prior to joining Mondrian, Mike was Director of Business Development at Hamilton Lane. In his present position he is responsible for business development and consultant relations.
    David J. Hogan
    Senior Vice President
    Mr. Hogan is a graduate of Fairfield University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He has held positions in marketing and client services for The Travelers Corporation, US Bank, Bradford & Marzec Inc., and Transamerica Investment Management. Prior to joining Mondrian, he spent seven years as a Client Portfolio Strategist with Charles Schwab Investment Management. In his present position he is responsible for client service, consultant relations, and marketing. Mr. Hogan is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
    View David Hogan’s FINRA Registrations Here
    Patricia M. Karolyi
    Executive Vice President
    Ms. Karolyi is a graduate of Villanova University, where she earned an MBA, and Temple University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She began her investment career at Mondrian’s former affiliate in 1989, where she had increasing roles in the marketing and client service areas. In her present position, she is responsible for client service, marketing and consultant relations. Ms. Karolyi is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
    View Patricia Karolyi’s FINRA Registrations Here
    Henry Orvin
    Senior Vice President
    Originally from Charleston in South Carolina, Mr. Orvin was a US Army officer before becoming a financial planner at Mass Mutual in 1983. His first wholesaling job was in 1986 with Van Kampen Merritt in Dallas, Texas. In 1991 he joined Delaware Investments, first as a wholesaler then a Sales Manager, later becoming Head of Relationship Management with Lincoln Financial Distributors. He left Delaware/Lincoln in 2007 to pursue a couple of start-up opportunities before working for Allianz Global Investors in New York City from 2009 to 2015. In May 2015, Mr. Orvin joined Pioneer Investments in Boston to run their Business Development team before joining Mondrian Investment Partners in June 2018.
    View Henry Orvin’s FINRA Registrations Here
    E. Todd Rittenhouse
    Senior Vice President
    Mr. Rittenhouse is a graduate of LaSalle University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He worked at Mondrian’s former affiliate from 1992 to 1999, where he was a Vice President in the Client Services Group. Prior to rejoining Mondrian in 2007, he was a Partner in the Client Services Group at Chartwell Investment Partners, where he worked for eight years. In his present position, Mr. Rittenhouse is responsible for client service, consultant relations, and marketing.
    Peter J. Riviello
    Vice President
    Mr. Riviello is a graduate of Drexel University, where he earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance, and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Mr. Riviello joined Mondrian’s former affiliate in 2003, and is responsible for client service, consultant relations, and marketing.
    View Peter Riviello ’s FINRA Registrations Here
    Stephen W. Starnes
    Senior Vice President
    Mr. Starnes is a graduate of Hamilton College, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He began his investment career at Bache, Halsey, Stuart, Shields (now Wells Fargo) in 1983. After spending 10 years at 1838 Investment Advisors, LLC as a Partner and Director, he joined Mondrian’s former affiliate in 2002 as head of Wealth Management and Managed Accounts. Mr. Starnes was seconded in August 2006 to Mondrian’s London office where he acted as Senior Manager for European and Australasian clients. In March 2009, he returned to the Mondrian US office. In addition to work with the institutional client base, he acts as the Investment Specialist for International Equity ADR portfolio.
    View Stephen Starnes' FINRA Registrations Here
    Elizabeth Taverna
    Assistant Vice President
    Ms. Taverna is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Ms. Taverna joined Mondrian in 2007 and is responsible for client service, consultant relations, and marketing. Ms. Taverna is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
    Russell J. Mackie
    Global Head of Client Services & Marketing
    A graduate, with Honours in European Studies and French from the University of Dundee and the Université de Grenoble, France. Mr. Mackie joined Mondrian in 1997. Prior to that he worked for the European Commission in Brussels and Hodgson Martin Ltd (Investment Managers) in Edinburgh. Mr. Mackie was previously a senior portfolio manager in the Mondrian Non-US Equity Team and sat on the Equity Strategy Committee. His research responsibilities included coverage of European markets and global consumer sectors. Subsequently, he moved to head the London-based Client Service and Marketing team, responsible for all clients and prospects outside North America. Mr. Mackie holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.
    Christina Eriksson
    Client Services and Marketing Manager
    Ms. Eriksson joined Mondrian in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from California State University, Northridge, graduating magna cum laude. She began her career at DFA in 2003 and transferred to their London office in 2005, where she held various roles within marketing, including Head of RFPs. She has also held roles with Investec Asset Management and Mirae Asset Global Investments, focusing on institutional client relationships across Europe. In her current role, her responsibilities include institutional relationships in Europe. Ms. Eriksson has successfully completed the IMC and Level I of the CFA program.
    Nicola Hilliard
    Assistant Client Service Officer
    Ms. Hilliard holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Anatomical Sciences from the University of Manchester. She began her career in 2008, working in the Institutional Accounting team at BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, before joining Mondrian in 2013 as an Investment Administrator. In her current role, her responsibilities include client servicing and marketing outside North America. Ms. Hilliard has successfully completed the MC examinations and Level I of the CFA program.
    Jessica Hsia
    Client Service Officer
    Ms. Hsia holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career in 2003 with the US domestic value client service team at Delaware Investments, and joined Mondrian in 2004, where she held various positions within the Philadelphia Client Service team focusing on North American clients and consultants. In 2016 Ms. Hsia joined the London Client Service team, focusing on clients, consultants, and marketing outside of North America. Ms. Hsia is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

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