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Cam Philpott, Principal
Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Mr. Philpott served as Senior Portfolio Manager for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management from 1991 to 2011. 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. Cam is a CFA charter holder. He began his investment career in 1985 and has experience on both the buy side and the sell side.

Lance Marx, Principal
Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Mr. Marx worked as Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management from 2001 to 2011. Prior to Wells Capital Management, he held investment positions at Denver Investment Advisors and Hanifen Imhoff, Inc. Mr. Marx holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Middlebury College and is a CFA charter holder, beginning his investment career in 1994.

David Hand, Principal
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 charter holder. He began his investment career in 1992.

Hiren Patel, Principal
Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Dr. Patel served as Senior Analyst for the Montgomery Growth team at Wells Capital Management from 2006 to 2011. Prior to Wells Capital Management, he held investment positions at Itros Capital Management and Denver Investment Advisors. Dr. Patel earned a bachelor's degree in biology and French literature from the 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.

Sean McGinnis, Principal
Before forming Elk Creek Partners, Mr. McGinnis worked as 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 charter holder, beginning his investment career in 1997.

Ben Hovermale, Managing Director, Trading Operations
Before joining Elk Creek Partners, Mr. Hovermale had full responsibility for the integrity of financial reporting and accounting as well as directing all budgeting, public reporting, compliance procedures, and other related legal matters at Lucrum Capital, a registered investment advisor. From 2001 to 2007, he managed the equity trading division of Wells Capital Management, a $200 billion institutional investment manager. While there, he served as the primary trader for our team from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Hovermale holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University at Humboldt.

Josh Freedman, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Before joining Elk Creek Partners, Mr. Freedman served as Chief Compliance Officer at Platte River Capital LLC (PRC), where he oversaw operations and established systems that supported that firm’s growth from no assets and two employees to $1.4 billion in assets under management and 14 employees in five years. He began his career in the investment industry in 1993, and has worked in almost every aspect of the business. Mr. Freedman holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver.