Ned W. Brines, CFA, is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of
Montelena Asset Management, LLC, a California based investment adviser.
Prior to founding MAM, Mr. Brines served from 2001-2008 as the
portfolio manager of the Provident Investment Counsel small cap fund.
From 1994-2001 Mr. Brines served as a portfolio manager and analyst at
Roger Engemann & Associates. Prior to completing his MBA at the
University of Southern California, Mr. Brines spent six years as an
investment banker focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate
restructuring. Mr. Brines has also achieved the Chartered Financial
Analyst designation, is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor
society, and serves on various non-profit boards and organizations.