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Stephen Kneeley

President and CEO
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Stephen Kneeley is responsible for all aspects of the firm including investment management, marketing and relationship management, and the overall operating environment. Additionally, he is charged with ensuring the long-term viability of the firm as an independent, focused money management organization. He has over 30 years of investment related experience.

Previously, Mr. Kneeley served as CEO of Context Asset Management, which offers liquid alternative investment solutions, and of Spider Management, which provides investment management services to endowments and foundations. Prior to joining Spider, he was CEO of Ardmore Investment Partners, a consultant to asset management firms on strategic initiatives. Mr. Kneeley was also a senior partner at Logan Circle Partners and the managing director of Brandywine Global Investment Management, a Legg Mason affiliate. He is a founder of Turner Investment Partners and served as its president and CEO. While at Turner, Mr. Kneeley was responsible for all non-investment activities of the firm. He began his career with The Travelers Companies.

Mr. Kneeley received a B.S. degree in economics and political science from the University of Richmond. He served on the University of Richmond’s Board of Trustees from 2002 through 2010 and as Emeritus Trustee from June 2010 through 2012, and 2014 through the present. He also served on the Board of Spider Management and is currently on the Investment Committee of Thomas Jefferson University.

Career Summary

  • Tenure at Driehaus: 2017
  • B.S. degree in economics and political science from the University of Richmond
  • University of Richmond’s Board of Trustees from 2002 through 2010 and Emeritus Trustee from June 2010 through 2012, and 2014 through the present
  • Served on the Board of Spider Management
  • Currently on the Investment Committee of Thomas Jefferson University