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Gordon Kevin Spellman


Gordon Kevin Spellman



Spellman began his professional investment career in 1993 and began teaching at the university level in 2000. Spellman’s investment experience crosses all asset classes, types of analyses (top-down, bottom-up, fundamental, and quantitative), and investment philosophies (value, growth, large, and small stocks, and long-term and short-term approaches). He has worked at buy-side public and private firms and on the sell-side of Wall Street. Spellman is the director of the Investment Management Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and consults in the field of behavioral finance, quantitative investments, and investment strategy. He has taught finance and investments at a number of reputable universities, and managed investment programs at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison, and The Ohio State University.

Corporate Experience

• 2004 – 2006: Portfolio Manager. Members Capital Advisors

• 1994 – 2004: Director of Research, Portfolio Manager, Analyst. State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio

• 1993 – 1994: Financial Analyst. Capital Valuation Group

Academic Experience

• 2009 – Present: Director, Investment Management Certificate Program. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

• 2006 – 2009: Director/Senior Lecturer, Investment Program University of Wisconsin-Madison

• 2000 – 2004: Adjunct Professor, Student Investment Program. The Ohio State University

Academic Background

• Durham University (Durham, UK). PhD in Accounting and Finance (Field of Study: Behavioral Finance)

• University of Wisconsin-Madison. MS. in Finance

• University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. BS. in Finance

• CFA Institute. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Consulting and Research

• Heartland Advisors (research on international dividend investing)

• Accenture (various courses in behavioral finance, forensic accounting, and business acumen)

• EVA Dimensions LLC. (fundamental and quantitative investment research)

• Pzena Asset Management (quantitative investment research)

• Pacific Economic Group (senior advisor)

• Navigant Consulting (cost of capital expert)

• International Strategy and Investment Group (quantitative investments)

• Foley & Lardner (expert witness for investments)

• Alliant Energy (ROE)

• Governance Metrics (research on corporate governance and investment returns)

• Holt-Smith Advisors (research on systematic risk exposures of portfolios)

• Miller Tabak (behavioral finance sell-side research)