Central to Seizert Capital’s success is our team of experienced investment and management professionals. We have worked together for many years and are dedicated to delivering high-quality service to our clients.
Gerald L. Seizert CFA, CIC
Chairman, Portfolio Manager
Gerry Seizert joined Seizert Capital Partners in 2000. Gerry transitioned from the Managing Partner of the Firm to the Chairman in February 2018.
From April 1995 to December 1999, Gerry served Munder Capital Management, LLC as a Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer – Equities. From January 1998 to July 1999, Gerry was also the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Munder Capital Management. From December 1984 to April 1995, Gerry was employed by Loomis, Sayles & Co., L.P. From January 1991 to April 1995, he was the Managing Partner of the Detroit office, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and served on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Prior to 1984, Gerry was employed by First of America Bank, where he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Prior to coming to Michigan in 1978, Gerry was with BancOne, where he worked for the holding company in a strategic planning capacity. Prior to BancOne, he was employed by Austin Financial Advisors, a firm specializing in consulting to banks and bank holding companies.
Gerry is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Counselor. He is a graduate of The University of Toledo with Masters and Bachelors in Business Administration majoring in finance. He currently serves as Trustee for Beaumont Hospital serving on the Financial Subcommittee on Investments and is a Director of the Advent/Claymore Funds. He is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit.
Edward O. Eberle CFA
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Ed Eberle joined Seizert Capital Partners in 2000. Ed is a Partner in the firm and a Portfolio Manager.
Prior to Seizert, Ed was the Executive Vice President of Alternative Investments and Portfolio Manager for Valenti Capital and was also President of Valenti Advisors. Munder Capital Management employed Ed from 1995 through 1999 as a Portfolio Manager and Co-Manager of the Value Fund and Small-Cap Value Fund. From 1990 to 1995, he worked for Westpointe Financial Corp. and various Dart Energy interests, managing domestic and international equities and fixed-income securities.
Ed holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is also a member of the CFA Society of Detroit. Ed is a member of the Finance Department Advisory Board of the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
David J. Collon
Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager
David Collon joined Seizert Capital Partners as a Portfolio Manager in October 2004. He succeeded Gerry Seizert as Managing Partner in February 2018 and continues his responsibilities as a Portfolio Manager.
From May 2000 until joining Seizert Capital Partners, David had been employed with Jay A. Fishman, Ltd., as a Portfolio Manager and research analyst. He also served as a Vice President of Institutional Sales with Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., an investment-banking firm in Washington, D.C., for a period of three years.
David received his Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University with a concentration in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in finance from Lake Forest College. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is a member of the investment committee for CATCH, which is a children’s charity founded in 1987 by then Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson.
Thomas P. Kenny CFA
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Tom Kenny joined Seizert Capital Partners in April 2011 and is a Partner and Portfolio Manager.
Prior to joining Seizert, Tom was a Director, Senior Investment Manager and Senior Portfolio Manager for Munder Capital Management. While at Munder, he served as Co-Manager of several Munder Capital Management strategies in addition to serving as Director of Institutional and Taft-Hartley Investment Services. Prior to Munder, he held positions at Woodbridge Capital Management, where he served first as a Portfolio Analyst and then Portfolio Manager, and at Manufacturers Bank from 1989 to 1993 as a Senior Trust Analyst.
Tom received a B.S. from the University of Detroit with an emphasis in economics, and received his MBA from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit. He serves on the Finance Committee-Investment Committee for the Archdiocese of Detroit and is also on the Lay Advisory Board for the PIME Missionaries order.
Andrew M. Jones
Andy Jones joined Seizert Capital Partners as an Investment Analyst in September 2009 and became a Portfolio Manager in June 2012.
From August 2008 until joining Seizert Capital Partners, Andy had been employed with Wells Fargo Advisors as a financial advisor in East Lansing, MI. Andy also served as a financial analyst for GMAC Financial Services from April 2007 through August 2008 in Detroit, MI. Prior to joining GMAC, Andy was employed by Douglas C. Lane and Associates, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm, located in New York City for a period of three years.
Andy received a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Economics from Bucknell University in 2004.
Darin A. Young
Darin Young started as an intern with Seizert Capital Partners in September 2013, joined as an Investment Analyst in July 2014, and became a Portfolio Manager in June 2016.
Prior to joining Seizert Capital Partners, Darin was an Investment Analyst Intern with American Century Investments in Kansas City, MO. During business school, he was a Portfolio Manager at the Cayuga Fund and Co-President of the Investment Management Club. Before school, Darin worked in investment banking and performed business valuations at Duff & Phelps and Ernst & Young/EY Capital Advisors in Novi and Detroit, MI respectively.
Darin received his Masters in Business Administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University with a concentration in Capital Markets and Asset Management. He also received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University with an emphasis in Finance. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the student-managed investment fund of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.
Daniel A. Nye III
Dan Nye joined Seizert Capital Partners as an Equity Trader and Analyst in January 2013. In January 2017 Dan became a Portfolio Manager.
Prior to joining Seizert, Dan had been an Equity Trader and Analyst at NorthPointe Capital LLC in Troy Michigan for the prior 4+ years. There he worked with both quantitative and fundamental areas of investments.
Dan received a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2008.
Sharon L. Pomber
Sharon Pomber joined Seizert Capital Partners in September 2001. She serves as one of the firm’s traders.
From September 1995 until June 2001, Ms. Pomber had been employed by Munder Capital Management. She managed the trading room which had two other traders and a trading assistant. Prior to 1995, Sharon was the head trader for Loomis Sayles &Co., L.P. in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Ms. Pomber received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Walsh College with an emphasis in finance. In addition, she has served on the board of several not-for-profit organizations
John V. Van Gorder
Client Services Specialist
John Van Gorder is a Client Services Manager at Seizert Capital Partners. He joined Seizert in January 2008 to help service the firm’s Municipal and Taft-Hartley relationships.
Prior to joining Seizert, John spent the previous 34 years as a police officer in Birmingham, Michigan. He started as a patrol officer in 1973 and retired as Investigative Commander. He was appointed, then elected, to the Birmingham Retirement System as a Trustee as the police representative, and served in that capacity from January 1999 to July 2007. He also served as Chairman of the Birmingham Retirement Board from July 2005 to July 2007.
Christopher S. Heatley
Client Service and Marketing Manager
Chris Heatley joined Seizert Capital Partners in September 2009 as a Client Service and Marketing Manager.
Prior to joining Seizert, Chris served as a police officer in Ann Arbor, Michigan for over 23 years retiring as a Detective Lieutenant. He served 9 years as a trustee on the City of Ann Arbor’s Pension Board holding positions as both Chair of the Board and Chair of the Investment Committee.
In addition, Chris served for three years on the Executive Board for MAPERS (Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems) and the last year as Vice President. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science in Liberal Studies degree from Eastern Michigan University.
Paul C. Seizert
Paul Seizert joined Seizert Capital Partners in July 2014 as an Analyst after graduating from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
While attending the graduate program, Paul worked as an Investment Associate with the Dingman Center Angel Network, working to introduce local entrepreneurs in need of seed capital with angel investors. Paul also worked as a Marketing Associate at Monsoon Capital, LLC, implementing standardized distribution processes for the different hedge fund strategies. Prior to attending business school, Paul worked as a Sales Manager at a software company in McLean, VA.
Paul has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Finance from University of New Hampshire.
Cheryl A. Kotlarz
Chief Compliance Officer
Cheryl Kotlarz joined Seizert Capital Partners in April 2011 as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer.
From May 1997 until she joined Seizert, Cheryl had been employed with Sigma Investment Counselors as Chief Compliance Officer and Fixed Income Manager. Between 1993 and 1997, Cheryl was the Compliance Manager and Head Trader for Zaske, Sarafa and Associates. She started her career with Acorn Asset Management as a Portfolio Administrator and Trader.
Cheryl earned her B.S. in Finance from Oakland University. She is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit and the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
Sherry A. Burson
Sherry joined Seizert Capital Partners in 2000. Sherry is the firm’s Operations Manager.
From 1996 until joining Seizert Capital Partners, Sherry was employed with Munder Capital Management as a Portfolio Administrator. Prior to joining Munder, she was employed with Loomis Sayles & Company from 1985 through 1995 where she served as Officer Manager and Portfolio Administrator.
Sherry received her Associates degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in Accounting from Macomb College in 1989. She has also had various accounting and finance classes at Walsh College.