Lisanti Capital Growth, LLC, an affiliate of DCM Advisors, is a WBENC-certified woman-owned and managed SEC registered investment advisory firm that specializes in selective U.S. small- and-small/mid-cap (SMID)equity growth investing.
Lisanti Capital Growth’s founder, Mary Lisanti, has long-standing in the small cap investment universe. Mary, and her colleague, Tim Woods, lead the investment team together and each has over 30 years of experience researching and investing in small- and -SMID- cap growth companies.
Lisanti Capital Growth is a high conviction, high active share investment firm committed to adding value to clients by selectively investing in Small- and SMID- cap growth companies that are at the forefront of secular, structural and transformative changes. While the heart and soul of the investment process is good, old-fashioned stock picking, the team combines that with a thematic overlay and a risk management program.
Lisanti Capital Growth believes its differentiated investment process—the combination of “three buckets”—secular growth, structural growth and turnarounds—provides alpha potential while lowering beta.
Chief Administrative Officer, Operations/Client Service
Industry Experience: 23+ years
New York University - Associates, Business Administration
Kit joined Lisanti Capital in 2008 as an Operations Specialist. Prior to joining Lisanti Capital, 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.
Mary Lisanti, CFA
President, Managing Member
Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer
Industry Experience: 38+ years
Princeton University - BA in English
Mary Lisanti is a 38+ year veteran of small cap growth research and investing; she is the founder of Lisanti Capital. 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
Senior Managing Director – Research
Senior Research Analyst
Industry Experience: 32+ years
The Wharton School – Masters of Business Administration
Tim joined Lisanti Capital 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 departed. He was instrumental in the launch of 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 New York Society of Security Analysts.
US Small Cap Growth Equities
US SMID Cap Growth Equities
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