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Elk Creek Partners, LLC

Elk Creek Partners, LLC is an independent, employee owned, institutional asset manager founded in 2011, and is headquartered in Denver, CO. The firm’s four member investment team has managed small, SMID, and mid cap growth assets together for more than a decade. The process for finding investment opportunities is fundamental and driven by the individual characteristics of each company. Elk Creek Partners believes that their uniquely collaborative structure and deep level of experience serve as competitive advantages and contributes to their goal of producing superior long-term results.

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Manager Profiles

portrait of Cam Philpott, CFA

Cam Philpott, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Mr. Philpott served as an analyst and portfolio manager (1991-1999) and senior portfolio manager (1999-2011) for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management. Prior to Wells Capital Management, he held investment positions at Boettcher & Company and Berger Associates. Mr. Philpott holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington and Lee University and a master's degree in business administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Mr. Philpott is a CFA® Charterholder. He began his investment career in 1985 and has experience on both the buy side and sell side.

portrait of David L. Hand, CFA

David L. Hand, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Mr. Hand worked as senior analyst for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management from 2003 to 2011. Prior to Wells Capital Management, he served as portfolio manager at Denver Investment Advisors. Mr. Hand also has held investment positions at Great-West Life and US Bancorp. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology and zoology from Colorado State University, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Denver and is a CFA® charterholder. He began his investment career in 1992.

portrait of Hiren Patel, Ph.D.

Hiren Patel, Ph.D.

Portfolio Manager

Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Dr. Patel served as senior analyst for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Patel earned a bachelor's degree in biology and French literature from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Boston University. He also holds a master's degree in business with a specialization in finance from the University of Denver and started his investment career in 1998.

portrait of Sean McGinnis, CFA

Sean McGinnis, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Mr. McGinnis worked as an analyst for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management from 2000 to 2011. Prior to Wells Capital Management, he worked at Promethean Investment Group. Mr. McGinnis holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Wyoming and is a CFA® charterholder, beginning his investment career in 1997.