Scott Clifford is Chief Investment Officer of RS Investments. He joined RS Investments in 2012 and has over 20 years of industry experience. Previous to joining RS Investments, Scott spent 13 years with Barclays Global Investors, where he was responsible for a variety of the firm's active strategies. During his tenure at BGI, he served as Head of US Active Equities, Chief Equity Strategist, and Head of Asset Allocation Strategies. Prior to BGI, Scott held portfolio manager and trading positions at Wells Fargo Bank and Certus Asset Advisors (now part of Standish Mellon Asset Management). He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and is a CFA Charterholder.
David M. Elliott is a Principal at RS Investments and is a senior member of the Institutional Services team, which serves the Firm's institutional and intermediary clients. He is responsible for maintaining certain client and consultant relationships. David joined RS in 1995 and established the Firm's presence in institutional, 401(k), and subadvisory markets. Prior to joining RS, he spent 11 years at Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for Pension and
401(k) relationships. He received a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
Margherita L. DiManni joined RS Investments as General Counsel and Secretary in 2012 following a six year period during which she was responsible for RS Investments' corporate and transactional legal matters in her role as VP and Counsel of Guardian Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining Guardian Life in 1998, Margherita was an associate at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP in the corporate and project finance departments. She holds a J.D. from Pace University and a B.A. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany.
Tom Neukranz is Head of Institutional Strategy, Development and Sales. He is responsible for directing all distribution efforts for RS Investments' institutional business. Prior to joining RS Investments in June 2011, Tom held senior leadership positions in institutional sales at ING Investment Management, JP Morgan, and was global head of exchange traded derivative sales at Goldman Sachs. Tom earned a BSIM from Purdue University.
John J. Sanders, Jr. joined RS Investments in 2004 as Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining RS, John was the director of compliance and the co-COO for Husic Capital Management in San Francisco, beginning in April 2000. Prior to that, he was the Equity Compliance Director at Fleet Robertson Stephens. John began his career in the securities industry with Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York. In 1976, he moved to San Francisco and joined Robertson, Colman, Siebel and Weisel (which became Robertson Stephens in 1983) as the Director of Compliance and Operations. He also serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President of the RS Investment Trust, reporting directly to the Fund's Board of trustees.
Matthew H. Scanlan is Chief Executive Officer of RS Investments and serves as President and Trustee of the RS Investment Trust and RS Variable Products Trust. He joined RS Investments in 2012 and has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. Matt previously served as president and CEO of Renaissance Institutional Management, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's institutional investment business. Prior to that, he managed Barclays Global Investors' institutional business, focusing on the corporate and public defined benefit and defined contribution markets, as well as endowments and foundations. Matt also previously served as a senior portfolio manager at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. Matt received his master's in accounting and finance from the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University and his B.S. from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA charterholder, and serves on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, the Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and the Board of Trustees of the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco. He is the 2006 winner of the C. Steward Sheppard Award for contributions to the global curriculum of the CFA Institute, and is also a winner of the 2006 Jacobs/Levy Award for Outstanding Article appearing in the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Bryan S. Tutor is Chief Operating Officer of RS Investments. He joined RS Investments in 2012 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently Bryan was Senior Vice President of Strategy, Finance and Operations at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in New York. He began his career as a consulting actuary working for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, financial reengineering, product development and distribution strategy. Bryan also previously was Senior Vice President at AXA Financial and Chief Administrative Officer for AXA Distributors. He received his bachelor's in mathematics from Western State College of Colorado.