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About Fenimore

 

Senior Management

Thomas O. Putnam

Thomas O. Putnam

Founder & Chairman

Mr. Putnam is Founder and Chairman of Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds. Tom reinforces the firm’s vision and provides research, insight, and guidance for its separately managed portfolio business and mutual funds. Mr. Putnam earned his BA from the University of Rochester and MBA from Tulane University before establishing the firm in 1974. Not only is Tom dedicated to Fenimore’s investors, he is passionate about investing in the community. Tom is a former member of the Investment Company Institute (ICI) Board of Governors, Cobleskill Regional Hospital Board, and Reformed Church of America Investment Committee. Tom currently serves on the New York State Historical Association (Fenimore Art Museum) Board, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation Board, Guideposts Board, and Guideposts Foundation Board. 

John D. Fox, CFA

John D. Fox, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Fox is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and monitoring of Fenimore’s investment strategies and portfolios by coordinating the Investment Research Team's efforts. John also serves as the primary communicator and educator of the firm’s long-term investment philosophy and process. Additionally, John is Co-Manager of the FAM Value Fund, a firm Principal, and active in the community. Prior to joining us in 1996, Mr. Fox spent 10 years in the financial services industry as a financial analyst and life insurance executive. He holds a BS from Fairfield University, MBA from the University of Connecticut, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

Debra A. Pollard

Debra A. Pollard

President & Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Pollard is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Fenimore Asset Management, the investment advisor to FAM Funds. She is responsible for overseeing the firm’s management, long-term strategic planning, and growth of its investment vehicles and services. Ms. Pollard received her BS in Business Management from Ithaca College and MBA from Sage Graduate Schools. Deb is a strong advocate on the firm’s behalf in the areas of philanthropy, community relations, and community project participation. She currently serves on the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Board, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Advisory Board, and the Capital Region Chamber Leadership Tech Valley Steering Committee. Ms. Pollard has been with Fenimore since 1992 and is a firm Principal.

dpollard@famfunds.com
877.901.8555 x220

Anne B. Putnam

Anne B. Putnam

Senior Vice President

Ms. Putnam is Fenimore’s Senior Vice President and Head of Intermediaries. As a second generation and legacy associate, Anne also assists in oversight of firm strategy and vision. She is responsible for firm growth in intermediary distribution including sales, service, and operations to third parties — particularly independent registered investment advisors. Previously, Anne held the position of V.P. of Institutional Development and also functioned as a Client Relationship Manager. Prior to joining Fenimore in 2006, Anne worked as a Client Advisor with Danforth Associates. She holds a BS degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Anne currently sits on the board of Proctors Theatre and is a former trustee of Millbrook School, her alma mater. Additionally, she is active with She-Can as a mentor and as a volunteer for her church in Schenectady. Anne is an outdoor enthusiast, an Adirondack environmentalist, and a steward of Lake George.

877.901.8555 x222
aputnam@famfunds.com

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