Thane Cleland coordinates all investment decisions for the firm. Prior to founding CWC in 2000, Thane was the Director of Marketing and Client Service for The Crabbe Huson Group. His professional experience spans more than 29 years in the investment industry. He has a broad range of experience including successful generation and management of institutional and advisor accounts, portfolio management, corporate management and operations. Thane received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington.
Gary Woolworth is responsible for all client relationships and operations. Gary began his career at Marsh & McLennan Companies. He joined Smith Barney where he worked as a financial consultant and later helped form Auxier Asset Management. Gary graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing. His professional focus spans 21 years with an emphasis on the delivery of quality customer service to high net worth individuals and institutions.
Eric Hamilton is responsible for stock selection and portfolio management. Prior to joining CWC, Eric was a contrarian/relative value research analyst with Columbia Management Group covering all business sectors of the economy with an emphasis on Technology and Biotechnology. Prior to that he was a research analyst and trader with the Crabbe Huson Group in Portland, Oregon. Eric graduated from Portland State University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Finance Law. He received the CFA designation in 2007 and is currently a member of the CFA Society of Portland. Eric has 20 years investment experience.
Cherrie Prinz is responsible for stock selection and portfolio management. Prior to joining CWC she was a technology research analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co. Cherrie has more than 20 years experience in the high tech industry in numerous engineering and management positions at Intel Corp. and Synopsys Inc. Cherrie graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and earned her MBA at Harvard University. She was ranked by Forbes.com as the nation's #2 stock picker in the Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment sectors for 2004. She has 15 years investment experience.
Diane Landgraf brings to the Fund team an extensive knowledge of institutional trading, operations, and client services. From 1991 to 1999 she was head of securities trading at Crabbe Huson Company where she oversaw the buying and selling of assets for the large and small cap portfolios valued at more than $5 billion. Diane has 18 years experience in the investment management industry. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.