Kathleen Harris has more than 30 years experience in investment management and fundamental research in public equity markets, as well as operational management of a private company. Ms. Harris is the Chief Financial Officer for Dinges Fire Company, a Midwest fire equipment distributor. Prior to this, from 2010 to 2018 she was an investment analyst for hedge fund SDK Capital, specializing in long/short analysis of US companies.
From 1995 to 2004, as a partner for Oechsle International Advisors, Ms. Harris was a portfolio manager and equity analyst for institutional clients invested in non-US and emerging markets. From 1990-1995, she was international portfolio manager and analyst for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Her research expertise spans company, industry and market analysis including health care, telecommunications, consumer staples, consumer discretionary, and industrial groups across US, European, Asian and emerging markets.
Ms. Harris began her career as analyst and portfolio manager at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. She successfully completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program in 1988 and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1987. Ms. Harris graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1984.