Jesse joined Waycross in 2014 and is responsible for Client Service and Operations. Jesse brings a diverse skill set and 16 years of investment experience with her to this position. Prior to joining Waycross, Jesse worked at Hilliard Lyons as Manager of Financial Consultant Development where she was responsible for the firm's trainee program for new Financial Consultants. Jesse spent 11 years in various positions at Invesco in Louisville, Kentucky, ending her tenure with the firm as Director on the Institutional Sales & Service Team. In this role, Jesse was responsible for relationship management for plan sponsors in the central U.S., focusing on corporations, endowments and foundations. At Waycross, Jesse rejoins several of her former Invesco colleagues. Jesse holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Louisville and went on to earn a master's degree in Strategic Finance from Indiana University Southeast (IUS). Jesse is passionate about running and fundraising for cancer research with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She is married to Capt. William McMillen of the Louisville Fire Department and together they have five children.
Jim joined the firm in 2015 as an Analyst on the portfolio management team. Prior to joining Waycross Partners, Jim was Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Olmsted Capital, LLC. Jim attended Yale University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History and went on to earn an MBA from Dartmouth College in 1994. Jim has over 25 years of investment experience having worked previously at State Street Research and 1838 Investment Advisors before relocating to Louisville in 2005. Jim is a former board member and Treasurer of the Louisville Ballet. Jim is currently a board member and Treasurer of Bulldogs in the Bluegrass, an internship program for Yale University students. Jim is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Society of Louisville.
Tyler joined the firm in 2013 as an Analyst on the portfolio management team. Prior to joining Waycross Partners, Tyler worked as an entrepreneur, opening and operating several franchise stores in the Louisville area. Tyler worked previously in the health care industry. At Trover Solutions he was a managed health care analyst and at Humana Tyler worked as an analyst in actuarial, market finance, and internal audit roles. Tyler is a Louisville native and graduate from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in Finance. He went on to earn a Master's degree in Finance from Indiana University's Kelly School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana. He is currently a Level III candidate in the CFA program. Tyler and his wife Meredith have three children and are active members of Southeast Christian Church.
Larry joined the firm in 2008 as a Partner. He brings over 38 years of investment experience to his role as Strategist on the portfolio management team at Waycross Partners. Larry worked previously as a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Invesco (formerly National Asset Management) in Louisville, Kentucky. From 1976 to 1992 Larry was a Principal and Investment Consultant at Mercer Investment Consulting. A graduate of Purdue University, Larry went on to earn his MBA from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the CFA Society of Louisville and is actively involved in the Louisville community serving on several boards and investment committees. Larry and his wife Kathleen have two daughters and have been blessed with six grandchildren.
John joined the firm in 2009 as a Partner and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Waycross Partners, John was a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager at Invesco in Louisville, Kentucky. At Invesco, John was the lead investment professional for Invesco's $15 billion large cap core institutional strategy and was responsible for final decisions on all mid cap and large cap equity trades. John holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and is a CFA charter holder. He is a member of the CFA Society of Louisville.
Ben is Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager for the firm. Before founding Waycross Partners in 2005, Ben was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Equity Analyst for Invesco where he was responsible for managing two mid cap strategies and led the firm's technology and telecom research effort. Prior to Invesco, Ben worked for Banc One Securities (now J.P. Morgan Asset Management) and Prudential Securities. A native to Louisville, Ben attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a bachelor's degree in Finance. He continued his education at Indiana University where he was awarded a master's degree in Business Administration. Ben is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Society of Louisville where he served as president from 2007 to 2008. A former soccer player, Ben coaches a competitive youth soccer program based in Louisville. Ben and his wife Carrie have two children.