Ms. Skinner is a partner and co-founder of AUM Partners, LLC, an Illinois-based leadership and talent development firm. She has more than 30 years of experience in leadership and consulting positions in the investment industry with Mellon Bank, Allstate Investments, Focus Consulting, and Diamond Hill Capital. She is co-author of the book, High Performing Investment Teams, and frequently serves as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for some of the world’s leading businesses and organizations, including Barron’s and Morgan Stanley.
“Fran possesses a great combination of investment industry expertise and business leadership experience that will pay dividends for our investors and investment team,” said Tom Putnam, Founder and Executive Chairman of Fenimore Asset Management. “She is respected throughout our industry for her knowledge and insights, and we are fortunate to have her join us.”
Founded in Cobleskill in 1974, Fenimore Asset Management is an independent, nationally recognized investment advisor with more than $3.5 billion in assets under management through its Cobleskill and Albany offices. Fenimore offers both customized separately managed accounts and a family of mutual funds that can be used for retirement and other long-term investment planning. The firm’s team of professionals prides itself on investing in carefully selected quality businesses and providing its investors with highly personalized investment services.