Our People

We have a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to helping you identify and achieve your financial goals. Of the individuals who make up this firm, roughly half hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Our experience is broad and deep. We have investment experts in every market sector, specialized research analysts, and a dedicated trading staff. We have a team of client service professionals that have a broad base of skills and are highly accessible. All are committed to long-term client success and personalized service.

John Kornitzer  

John Kornitzer

President, KCM and Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1968
  • Founder KCM (1989) and Buffalo Funds (1994)
  • Prior experience - several Fortune 500 companies
  • B.A. - St. Francis College in Pennsylvania
  • Co-portfolio Manager of the Flexible Income Fund
John Bichelmeyer  

John Bichelmeyer, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1997
  • Joined KCM in 2005
  • Prior experience - Trilogy Global Advisors (formerly BPI Global Asset Management)
  • B.S. - Creighton University
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Emerging Opportunities and Buffalo Small Cap Funds
Clay Brethour  

Clay Brethour, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1992
  • President, Buffalo Mutual Funds
  • Joined KCM in 2000
  • Prior experience - Security Benefit Group and Dain Rauscher Wessels
  • B.S. - Kansas State University
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Growth and Buffalo Discovery Funds
Dave Carlsen  

Dave Carlsen, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1992
  • Joined KCM in 2004
  • Prior experience - Strong Capital Management, Inc. and Northern Capital Management, Inc.
  • B.S. - University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Growth and Buffalo Discovery Funds
Chris Carter  

Chris Carter, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 2009
  • Joined KCM in 2011
  • Prior experience – Nakoma Capital Management
  • B.S. - Santa Clara University
  • M.B.A. - University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Growth Fund
Paul Dlugosch  

Paul Dlugosch, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1997
  • Joined KCM in 2002
  • Prior experience - Antares Capital Corporation and LaSalle National Bank
  • B.S. - University of Iowa
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo High Yield, Buffalo Flexible Income and Buffalo Dividend Focus Funds
Kent Gasaway  

Kent Gasaway, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1982
  • Joined KCM in 1991
  • Prior experience - Waddell & Reed
  • B.S. - Kansas State University
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Small Cap and Buffalo Mid Cap Funds
Alexander Hancock  

Alexander Hancock, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1998
  • Joined KCM in 2002
  • Prior experience - ClearLight Partners, LLC. and Salomon Smith Barney
  • B.A. - Dartmouth College
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo High Yield Fund
Elizabeth Jones  

Elizabeth Jones, M.D., CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 2002
  • Practicing M.D. from 1992-2001
  • Joined KCM in 2003
  • Prior experience - Bank of America Capital Management
  • B.S. - Georgetown University
  • M.D. - Vanderbilt University
  • M.B.A. - Arizona State University
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Large Cap and Buffalo Discovery Funds
Nicole Kornitzer  

Nicole Kornitzer, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 2000
  • With KCM from 2000-2002, re-joined in 2004
  • B.A. - University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. - Columbia University
  • M.B.A. - INSEAD
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo International Fund
William J. Kornitzer, III  

William J. Kornitzer, III, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1992
  • With KCM from 1997 - 2000, re-joined in 2004
  • Prior experience - USAA Investment Management Company
  • B.S. - Virginia Tech.
  • M.B.A. - Drexel University
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo International Fund
Robert Male  

Robert Male, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1986
  • Joined KCM in 1997
  • Prior experience - USAA and Waddell & Reed
  • B.S. - University of Kansas
  • M.B.A. - Southern Methodist University
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Mid Cap and Buffalo Small Cap Funds
Scott Moore  

Scott Moore, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1997
  • Joined KCM in 2005
  • Prior experience - Montana Board of Investments, Aquila, Waddell & Reed, American Century
  • B.S. - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • M.B.A. - University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Dividend Focus Fund
Craig Richard  

Craig Richard, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 2002
  • Joined KCM in 2008
  • Prior experience - A.G. Edwards, Stifel Nicolaus
  • B.S. - Kansas State University
  • M.B.A. - University of Kansas
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Emerging Opportunities Fund
Jeffrey Sitzmann  

Jeffrey Sitzmann, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1987
  • Joined KCM in 2002
  • Prior experience - Banc One Investment Advisors, Anthem Inc., and Duff & Phelps Inc.
  • B.B.A. - University of Toledo
  • M.B.A. - University of Chicago
  • Co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo High Yield Fund
Bradley Angermeier  

Bradley Angermeier, CFA

Research Analyst


  • Investment professional since 2005
  • Joined KCM in 2013
  • B.S. - Indiana University
  • M.B.A. - University of Wisconsin
Matt Carey  

Matt Carey, CFA

Research Analyst


  • Investment professional since 2006
  • Joined KCM in 2011
  • Prior experience – UMB Scout Funds
  • B.A. - Benedictine College
Doug Cartwright  

Doug Cartwright, CFA

Research Analyst


  • Investment professional since 2006
  • Joined KCM in 2013
  • B.A. - Baylor University
  • M.B.A. - University of Wisconsin
Jeff Deardorff  

Jeff Deardorff, CFA

Research Analyst


  • Investment professional since 1997
  • Joined KCM in 2002
  • Prior experience - Koch Industries
  • B.S. - Kansas State University
Matt Johnson  

Matt Johnson, CFA, CPA

Research Analyst


  • Investment professional since 2007
  • Joined KCM in 2012
  • Prior experience - Bill Gates Investments
  • B.S., M.S. - University of Kansas
 

Josh West, CFA

Research Analyst


  • Investment professional since 2005
  • Joined KCM in 2008
  • Prior experience - UMB
  • B.S. - University of Missouri- Columbia
  • M.B.A. - University of Missouri- Columbia