©Ardent Capital Management, Inc.

THE ARDENT CAPITAL TEAM
Experienced Management

Ardent maintains 20+ years of portfolio management continuity under the direction of Mr. Donabedian.  All non-investment responsibilities are managed by Mr. Wade.

23 years' experience

Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager

CHRISTOPHER DONABEDIAN, CFA

Manages all research efforts and portfolio management at Ardent

 

Founder of Ardent Capital Management, Inc. in 1994

 

Conducted transaction advisory work on OTC derivatives, commercial real estate deals, private equity investments and venture capital opportunities

 

Served as adjunct Instructor in Finance at the University of Illinois-Chicago MBA program

BA Economics, Ohio State University

MBA, University of Chicago

BRIAN G. WADE

Managing Director

20 years' experience

Manages the non-investment side of Ardent’s business, including compliance, operations, and business development

Prior to joining Ardent, he held senior executive roles at Clarke Power Generation, Inc. and on its executive committee and 401k fiduciary committee

Extensive experience at Fidelity Investments Portfolio Advisory Services, Strong Capital Management and Rydex Global Advisors 

 

Co-founded three entrepreneurial ventures and currently serves on their boards

BS Business Management, Emmanuel College