Matt Williams, CFA, CPA

Researcher
Joined in 2012

 

Matt Williams joined Friess Associates as a Researcher in 2012. His previous investment experience includes equity research positions with Columbia Partners, Rittenhouse Asset Management and Gardner Lewis Asset Management. Matt earned a BBA in accounting and marketing and an MS in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin. He also holds the CFA and CPA designations.

 

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Jenn Sparks

Jenn Sparks

Research Team Leader
Joined in 1997

 

Jennifer Sparks joined Friess Associates in Jackson, Wyoming in 1997. She worked in multiple roles over the years, gaining experience in all aspects of the Friess research process. Jenn now serves as a Research Team Leader. She earned a BA from the University of Vermont.

 

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Adam Rieger

Adam Rieger, CFA

Researcher
Joined in 1997

 

Researcher Adam Rieger joined Friess Associates in 1997. He spent the first 15 years with the firm as part of the client service team before becoming a member of the research team. Adam earned a BA from Mount Saint Mary’s College. He also holds the CFA designation.

 

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Fran Okoniewski

Fran Okoniewski

Research Team Leader
Joined in 1992

 

Fran Okoniewski is a Research Team Leader. Hired in 1992, he is the longest-tenured member of the research team. Prior to Friess Associates, Fran worked in bankruptcy litigation and corporate law. Fran earned a BA in Political Science from Widener University.

 

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David Haley

David Haley, CFA, MBA

Research Team Leader
Joined in 2005

 

David Haley is a Research Team Leader. He joined Friess Associates after working as an analyst in the equity research group of T. Rowe Price. David earned a BS from the University of Delaware and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also holds the CFA designation.

 

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Pete Diamond

Pete Diamond, CFA

Researcher
Joined in 2007

 

Researcher Pete Diamond joined Friess Associates in 2007 following four years with Prudential Equity Group. He earned a BS with a concentration in economics from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. Pete also holds the CFA designation.

 

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Scott Gates, MBA

Chief Investment Officer
Management Committee

Joined in 2003

 

Scott Gates is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. He joined Friess Associates in 2003 after working as a portfolio manager at Gardner Lewis Asset Management. His career also includes time spent as a trader in the foreign exchange department of American International Group. Scott earned his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University and his MBA from Emory University.

 

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Lee Andrea

Andrea Dalton, CFA, MBA

Research Team Leader
Joined in 2000

 

Research Team Leader Andrea Dalton joined Friess Associates in 2000 following research analyst positions at Palisade Capital and Gabelli & Co. Her degrees include a BA in Asian studies from Vassar College, an MBA in finance from Columbia University and a Master of International Affairs with a concentration in international business and finance from Columbia University. Andrea also holds the CFA designation.

 

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