Holland Capital Management
Investment Team


Our strength lies in our collaborative, team approach to the investment process. The firms’ investment process is governed by the Investment Policy Committee (IPC), comprised of Co-Portfolio Managers, Senior Equity Analysts and Senior Product Specialist. The IPC provides a forum for the investment team to recommend new stock ideas, identify discrepancies among holdings, challenge convictions and fosters a competition among existing holdings.

monica_walker Monica L. Walker, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
& Chief Investment Officer

Ms. Walker is a founding partner of Holland Capital Management. As Chief Executive Officer, she oversees the overall business and financial operations of the firm. With over 35 years of financial services experience, including 28 years of investment management experience, Ms. Walker also serves as Chief Investment Officer, responsible for implementation of the firm's large cap growth and mid cap growth equity strategies with a team of equity research analysts. She has been a member of the firm's equity team and Investment Policy Committee since the firm's inception in 1991.

Ms. Walker began her career at Texas Utilities (now Energy Future Holdings) in 1981 while serving in various supervisory capacities and working in the company's corporate finance group. When she left the company in 1991 to join Holland Capital, she was manager of Trust Fund's Administration, responsible for Texas Utilities' then $1.5 billion in pension fund and defined contribution plan assets. She also helped in the development and implementation of Texas Utilities' Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund.

Ms. Walker received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1980 and is a CPA licensed in Texas and Illinois. She is a board member of Chicago United. She is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago, the Illinois CPA Society, the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), the Executive's Club of Chicago, Women Investment Professionals (WIP), Business Leadership Council (BLC), the Economic Club of Chicago, and serves on the Investment Management Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). In May 2014, Holland Capital Management was named Financial Company of the Year by Black Enterprise Magazine. In April 2013, she was named a "Woman of Excellence" by The Chicago Defender. In July 2012, Ms. Walker was nominated as one of the "Top 100 Women to Watch" in Today's Chicago Woman magazine. She has been recognized as one of Chicago United's Business Leaders of Color and was named as one of Black Enterprise's "75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street."
 
carl_bhathena Carl R. Bhathena
Co-Portfolio Manager
Mr. Bhathena is Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm's large cap and mid cap growth equity strategies. He joined Holland Capital in 1998 as Senior Equity Analyst (Technology) and has 23 years of industry experience. He began his career with EVEREN Securities Inc. (formerly Kemper Securities Inc.) as an associate analyst in the company's investment strategy group. Mr. Bhathena was promoted to Vice President – Investment Strategist and performed aggregate fundamental qualitative and quantitative analysis on global financial markets, sectors, industry groups, and specific companies as well as economic and interest rate forecasting. Mr. Bhathena holds a M.B.A. with honors from the University of Hartford's Beatrice Auerbach School with an investment finance concentration, and earned a B.A. in economics from Baldwin-Wallace College.
 
dov_hellman Dov Hellman
Senior Equity Analyst (Health Care)
Mr. Hellman is responsible for fundamental research and valuation analysis within the health care sector of the market. He has 13 years of industry experience, including 7 in health care. Prior to joining Holland Capital in 2014, he was Director of Business Development in the Research Partnerships and Alliance Management Team at JDRF, where he led or participated in more than $20 million in R&D project-based financing transaction and investment commitments. Mr. Hellman was also responsible for due diligence and financial analysis of pharmaceutical and device companies, and other research innovator entities involved in transactions. His previous work experience also includes equity research and analysis at both buy- and sell-side firms including W.R. Huff Asset Management, Oppenheimer & Co., and Sidoti & Co., as well as financial valuation, analysis and modeling in Corporate Finance Consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was also a summer research intern at Holland Capital. Mr. Hellman earned an MBA in Finance, Investment and Banking and completed the specialized Applied Security Analysis Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an Executive MPA focused in Health Finance and Policy from New York University, and a BA in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
stuart_mcdermott Stuart J. McDermott, CFA
Senior Equity Analyst (Financial Services, Consumer Staples)
Mr. McDermott is a Senior Equity Analyst responsible for fundamental research and valuation analysis within the financial services and consumer staples sectors and has 18 years investment experience. Prior to joining Holland Capital in 2001, he served as an Equity Research Analyst at Lincoln Capital Management, covering the retail, media, and advertising sectors of the market. Previously, Mr. McDermott was a practicing attorney, representing indigent individuals at the New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Division. Mr. McDermott holds a J.D. Degree from Cornell Law School. He also earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and a B.A. in philosophy, both from the University of Chicago. Mr. McDermott received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002, is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute.
 
daniel romanoff Daniel J. Romanoff, CPA
Senior Equity Analyst (Technology)
Mr. Romanoff is a Senior Equity Analyst responsible for fundamental research and valuation analysis within the technology sector. He has over 18 years of industry experience, including 15 years in technology research experience. Prior to joining Holland Capital in 2015, Mr. Romanoff was a Principal and Senior Equity Analyst at Geneva Advisors, responsible for making buy, hold and sell recommendations for the technology and telecom sectors across all market capitalization groups. His previous work experience includes research and recommendations at Gofen & Glossberg, Credit Suisse First Boston and UBS Warburg. Mr. Romanoff also worked in valuation at Deloitte & Touche and served as a staff auditor at Coopers & Lybrand. He earned an MBA with a concentration in corporate finance and a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Mr. Romanoff passed the CPA exam in 1994.
 
andrew_topps Andrew M. Topps, CFA, CPA
Senior Equity Analyst (Consumer Discretionary, Producer Durables)
Mr. Topps is a Senior Equity Analyst responsible for fundamental research and valuation analysis within the consumer discretionary and producer durables sectors. He has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Holland Capital in 2006, Mr. Topps was an Equity Analyst at Vestor Capital and an Associate with Citigroup in the sell-side mergers and acquisitions division. Mr. Topps earned a B.S. in accounting and economics from St. Louis University. In addition to passing the CPA exam in 1994, Mr. Topps received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1998, is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute.
 
nicholas_zimmerman Nicholas M. Zimmerman, CFA
Senior Equity Analyst (Energy, Materials & Processing, Producer Durables, Utilities)
Mr. Zimmerman is a Senior Equity Analyst responsible for fundamental research and valuation analysis within the energy, materials and processing, producer durables and utilities sectors. Mr. Zimmerman joined the team in 2004 following an internship with Holland Capital. He has 13 years of investment experience. While working toward his M.S., he participated in the Applied Security Analysis Program and co-managed $1.2 million in equities. Mr. Zimmerman earned an M.S. in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007. He is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute.

 
shari gilfillan Shari Gilfillan
Senior Portfolio Specialist
Shari is a member of the investment team and represents the team in client, prospect, and consultant meetings. She also acts as a liaison between the investment team and marketing/distribution, including assisting with new product development. She has over 23 years’ of investment experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Shari was an Equity Strategist at UBS responsible for constructing and managing equity funds for sustainable investors as member of the Global Sustainable Equities Team and US Equities Team. Her responsibilities included overall product positioning and development, as well as marketing and communications to existing and prospective clients globally. Shari also performed portfolio construction analysis interpreted risk management data and was the Deputy Portfolio Manager of the Global Sustainable (SRI) Equity Strategy, a strategy she helped grow to $4B in AUM. Prior to this role, she was a Portfolio Manager on the Global Equities Team. Before joining UBS, Shari was an Investment Associate at The Northern Trust. Shari has been a guest speaker across the country and globally on investor conference panels about such topics as US equities, global equities and the evolution of sustainable investing. She is a member of Women Investment Professionals and 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Shari has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.
 




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