Channing Capital Management

Our People


wendellWendell E. Mackey, CFA
Founder – Portfolio Manager

Wendell E. Mackey, CFA, is a Founder and Portfolio Manager of the Small and SMID Value Products for Channing Capital Management, LLC, where he launched the small-cap value product in 2006 and the SMID value product in 2011. Mr. Mackey has over 24 years of investment experience.

Formerly, he was Senior Managing Director of Valenzuela Capital Partners, LLC, a small and mid-cap equities boutique, where he shared responsibility for managing the firm’s assets, research staff and overall firm. He previously was a portfolio manager with Barnett Capital Advisors, responsible for mid/large cap institutional assets, and he held a senior role at NCM Capital Management Group, where he served as portfolio manager responsible for Calvert Social Investment Managed Growth Fund and Calvert CRI Balanced Fund. He also held analyst positions with PNC Bank in the Corporate Finance, and Investment Management and Research divisions of the Bank.

Mr. Mackey received a BBA from Howard University, and a MM from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Mr. Mackey currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the Howard University School of Business. He previously served as a Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the CFA Society of Chicago. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


ericEric T. McKissack, CFA
Founder – Portfolio Manager

Eric T. McKissack, CFA, one of the firm’s founders, has more than 33 years of investment experience and is Portfolio Manager of the Mid-Cap, Large-Cap, and All-Cap Value Products at Channing. Previously, he was vice-chairman and co-chief investment officer at Ariel Capital Management (now Ariel Investments), a Chicago-based investment management firm specializing in equities. In this capacity, Mr. McKissack served as the portfolio manager for the Ariel Appreciation Fund and various institutional separate accounts. He was also a research analyst at First Chicago and First Chicago Investment Advisors, led by Gary Brinson.

Mr. McKissack received a B.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He serves as trustee and chairman of Northern Trust FlexShares, a family of ETF funds, and also as trustee of Morgan Stanley CGCM Funds. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


rodneyRodney B. Herenton
Founder – Director of Marketing

Rodney B. Herenton is one of the firm’s founders. Mr. Herenton has more than 16 years of investment management experience, including first vice-president of the Private Fund Group at Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. He was also an associate in the Investment Banking Department at Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for M&A deal execution, and equity and high-yield bond transactions, and he was an associate in the Corporate Finance Department at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Herenton received a B.A. in finance from Morehouse College (Phi Beta Kappa), and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.



deryckDeryck Lampe, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Deryck Lampe is a Portfolio Manager for the Mid-Cap, Large-Cap, and All-Cap Products at Channing Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Lampe has over 22 years of investment and portfolio management experience. Prior to joining Channing Capital, Mr. Lampe served as the Senior Portfolio Manager/Director of Research for all internal, actively managed, fundamental equity products for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Previously, Mr. Lampe was the Senior Portfolio Manager for the equity long/short portion of the U. S. Event Driven Hedge Fund at Cheyne Capital Management, LLP and was Executive Director/Head of Fundamental Equities at FHS Investments, LLC where he had primary responsibility for the fundamental equity components of the firm’s arbitrage trading. Before that, Mr. Lampe served as a portfolio manager and senior analyst for Stein, Roe, and Farnham, and Conseco Capital Management, where he entered the investment field in 1994.

Mr. Lampe received a BS in Mathematics from Purdue University, and a Master of Science in Statistics/Operations Research as well as an MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Also, Mr. Lampe earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.


timTimothy J. Kroll, CFA
Portfolio Manager – Senior Equity Analyst

Timothy (“Tim”) J. Kroll, CFA, has more than 22 years of investment experience and is Portfolio Manager, Senior Equity Analyst of the Small and SMID Value Products for Channing. Prior to joining the firm as senior equity analyst, Mr. Kroll was a founder and director of research for InView Investment Management, LLC, and he was a vice president at ABN AMRO Asset Management Holdings Inc. where he researched equities for a 5-star Morningstar-rated and Money Top 100 mutual fund with more than $1 billion in assets. He also held positions at Lincoln Capital Management and Mesirow Financial as a sell-side small-cap value research analyst.

Mr. Kroll received a B.S. in finance from Southern Illinois University and an M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


kevinKevin B. Reynolds, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager – Financial Services Specialist

Kevin B. Reynolds, CFA, is an Associate Portfolio Manager-Financial Services Specialist of the Small and SMID Value Products at Channing Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Reynolds has over 15 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Reynolds was a Senior Vice President at Wunderlich Securities, Inc., where he researched small and mid-cap Regional and Community Banks. He also held equity research positions at Morgan Keegan & Co., Janney Montgomery Scott and Stanford Group.

Mr. Reynolds received a BBA in finance from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) and an MBA from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


mattMatthew Betourney, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager – Senior Equity Analyst

Matthew (“Matt”) Betourney, CFA, is an Associate Portfolio Manager-Senior Equity Analyst of the Small and SMID Cap Equities at Channing, and has over 10 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a Senior Research Analyst at Susquehanna Investment Group based in Chicago. He researched event-driven situations focused in the industrial and materials sectors. Previously Matt was a Senior Research Analyst at Wintrust Capital Management where he researched small-cap equities in the industrial, material and consumer sectors. He also held an equity research position at Magnetar Financial LLC.

Mr. Betourney received his B.B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Iowa. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Matthew is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


derikDerik D. Coffey, CFA
Portfolio Specialist

Derik D. Coffey, CFA, is Portfolio Specialist at Channing Capital Management. Mr. Coffey has over 13 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Portfolio Specialist at Herndon Capital Management focused on value strategies. Prior to Herndon, Mr. Coffey was an analyst at UBS Financial Services in the Manager Research Group responsible for due diligence on managers primarily in the small and mid-cap space. Before that, he was an Assistant Vice President for M&A at New York Life Insurance, and an analyst in the Global M&A Group at Lehman Brothers. 

Mr. Coffey earned a B.A. from Tuskegee University, and a Master of Science from Georgetown University. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.



scottScott Silver
Head Trader – US Equities

Scott Silver, CMT, brings more than 15 years of investment management experience and serves as Head Trader for Channing Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Silver was a Senior Equity Trader at Columbia Wanger Asset Management where he was responsible for execution of US, European, and Asian equities. Prior to Columbia Wanger, Mr. Silver was at Advisory Research and Segall Bryant & Hamill. In both roles he was an Equity Trader for institutional and separately managed accounts.

Mr. Silver received a B.S. in Finance from Northern Illinois University. He has earned the Chartered Market Technician Designation.


dennisDennis Dunn
Equity Trader

Dennis Dunn brings more than 32 years of equity trading experience to the firm. Previously, he was head trader at Gardner Rich & Company, and he held senior-level trading positions at Northern Trust Global Investments, Northern Trust Quantitative Advisors (Formerly ANB Investment Management), and Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago. Mr. Dunn also served as president of the Security Traders Association of Chicago.



danDaniel P. Harley III
Manager – Investment Operations

Daniel (“Dan”) Harley is a Manager of Investment Operations with Channing Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Harley has over 12 years of investment management experience. Mr. Harley was formerly Director of Trading & Quantitative Analyst at Keel Asset Management LLC. (“Keel”), where he was a principal employee responsible for overseeing the firm’s middle- and back-office processes, equity trade execution, and assisting the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio with stock idea generation. Prior to his work at Keel, Mr. Harley was an Equity Trader with the Kenwood Group and a Floor Specialist on the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX).

Mr. Harley received a B.A. in Economics from Lake Forest College and a MSc. in Business Information Technology from DePaul University’s School of Computing.


robinRobin R. Anderson
Operations/Trading Associate

Robin R. Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in trading and marketing department support. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Anderson was a portfolio manager’s assistant/back-up trader with Hotchkiss Associates LLC responsible for client reconciliation, performance calculations, presentation materials, trade execution and operations. She was also marketing assistant and assistant equity trader at CSI Asset Management.

Ms. Anderson received an A.A. from Central YMCA Community College.


altaAlta M. Gorman
Investment Operations Associate

Alta M. Gorman has more than 23 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gorman was Team Leader of Portfolio Accounting with Nuveen Investments where she was responsible for client reporting, trade settlement and reconciliation. Prior to Nuveen Investments, Ms. Gorman worked in commercial lending at Fifth Third Bank, as a funding specialist, helping to mitigate credit and administrative risk to the bank. She began her career in financial services with Brinson Partners.

Ms. Gorman received a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business from Roosevelt University.



richardRichard Turnley, III
Regional Director – Institutional Sales and Marketing

Richard Turnley, III brings more than 21 years of experience to his role in the institutional sales and marketing department. Previously, he was president of Atlanta Wealth Advisors and an investment management consultant for Bank of America and Smith Barney, responsible for developing and managing client relationships with endowments, foundations, trusts and high-net-worth individuals. Prior to investment management consulting, Mr. Turnley was a corporate banking associate with Wachovia Bank.

Mr. Turnley received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Florida A&M University. Mr. Turnley is president of the National Association of Securities Professionals (Atlanta Chapter).


annaAnna Sprecher
Manager – Client Service

Anne “Anna” Sprecher is Manager of Client Service with Channing Capital Management, LLC. Ms. Sprecher has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Sprecher was formerly Client Relationship Specialist at Robert W. Baird & Co., where she worked with the Private Asset Management Team focused on families with net worths of $10 million and higher. As a Client Relationship Specialist, Ms. Sprecher’s primary responsibilities were client service, trading, reporting, and marketing support services on behalf of the wealth management team. Prior to Baird, Ms. Sprecher also worked in a client service capacity at Wunderlich Securities, and William Blair & Company. Ms. Sprecher began her career at a boutique, sell-side, institutional trading firm, Capital Management Group, LLC.

Ms. Sprecher has obtained the Series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 66 licenses.



Elizabeth Willming
Associate – Client Service

Elizabeth Willming plans, coordinates and oversees the firm’s administrative activities, and provides marketing and client service support. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Willming attended Columbia College Chicago where she received a B.A. degree in film and video.



janeJane L. Knotts
Office Manager – Administrator

Jane L. Knotts brings over two decades of office management and experience in the financial field to her role as Office Manager – Administrator for Channing Capital Management, LLC. Ms. Knotts works closely with the Founders of the firm while coordinating the firm’s day-to-day operations, including design and implementation of procedural improvements, ensuring security of data, overseeing facilities management, and maintaining the company’s CRM. She began her career at William Blair & Company, a global investment banking and wealth management firm.

Ms. Knotts received an Associate Degree in Retail Business from the Illinois Institute of Art.


almaAlma Claudio
Executive Assistant

Alma Claudio has over 15 years of administrative experience, including 5 years as a C-level Executive Assistant. In her current role, Ms. Claudio provides administrative support to two Founding Partners of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Claudio worked at Cannon Design where she assisted C-level executives and senior management. Throughout her career she has provided key support in all aspects of day-to-day operations, including administrative-staff supervision, recruiting, payroll, accounting, human resources, and establishing new office procedures.

Ms. Claudio received her BFA from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago, and earned a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certificate from SHRM. She is also a Notary Public.