team


Mary Lisanti, CFA

Mary Lisanti is a 36+ year veteran of small cap growth research and investing; she is the founder of Lisanti Capital Growth. Mary spent the first twelve years of her career as a small cap analyst and strategist on Wall Street. During the past 25 years, she has managed small cap portfolios at three premier asset management companies. In her most recent position prior to founding Lisanti Capital, as CIO of ING Investments, LLC, (1998-2003) she was responsible for building the active equity management team. During her tenure there, assets under management in her area grew from several hundred million to several billion dollars. Prior to that, Mary was at Strong Capital Management as Senior Portfolio Manager for both the Small Cap Growth and Mid Cap Growth Strategies. From 1993-1996, Mary was Managing Director and Head of the Small/Mid Cap team at Bankers Trust Company. Mary was named Fund Manager of the Year in 1996 by Barron’s (fund managers were ranked by their respective fund category, by performance, and had to be managing their funds for at least two years. Additionally, volatility was factored in, with less volatile funds scoring higher than more volatile funds). Mary is also a member of the NYSSA.

 

Timothy Woods, CFA

Tim joined Lisanti in June 2015. Tim worked with Mary Lisanti at Bankers Trust, where he followed energy and health care as part of the Small/Mid Cap Team, and then managed the team and the small cap product after Mary’s departure. He launched and managed the Smith Barney Small Cap Growth mutual fund, and was most recently at JP Morgan as part of their large cap growth team. Tim specializes in research on the industrials, financials and energy sectors. He also serves as the firm’s Risk Officer. Tim is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the NYSSA.

 

Mihaela Zahariuc

Mihaela joined Lisanti in June 2012. She has over eight years of experience in research sales, with William Blair and earlier with JP Morgan and Prudential Securities. Mihaela came to this country from Romania in 2000 as a winner of the visa lottery; she is a graduate of the National University of Music in Bucharest Romania and Columbia College in Chicago. Mihaela specializes in research on the consumer sector, as well as business and healthcare services. She is also responsible for the trading at Lisanti Capital Growth.

 

Justin Keating

Justin rejoined Lisanti in April of 2015. Justin worked for the firm during college and after graduation, assisting the firm in its industrials, energy and technology research. Justin currently specializes in research on the technology sector.

 

Monique Schulman

Monique Schulman has over 25 plus year experience in the industry. Her experience has been vast as she has been a sales assistant, and Advisor, an OTC trader and an operations manager before moving to Compliance roles. Working for Smith Barney and its predecessor firms, Ms. Schulman had been promoted from Control Administrator to Regional Compliance Officer to Divisional Compliance Director for the Firm’s largest Division. She holds series 6, 7, 63, 9, 10, 99, and 24 licenses.

 

Kit Yee Martin

Kit joined Lisanti Capital Growth in 2008 as an Operations Specialist. Prior to joining Lisanti, she was with Manhasset Capital Management, LLC (hedge fund) since 2005 as the Office Manager and portfolio assistant. There, she handled all the administrative aspects of the firm from working with vendors to handling trade discrepancies with the Prime Broker. She also worked with Mary at ING, where she handled administrative work and special projects. From 1991 – 2001, she was a Business Manager for the small/mid and large cap equity fund groups at Deutsche Asset Management/Bankers Trust, where she worked with Mary Lisanti.