Bachelor of Arts, English
Mary Lisanti is a 38+ year veteran of small cap growth research and investing; she is the founder of Lisanti Capital. Mary spent the first twelve years of her career as a small cap analyst and strategist on Wall Street. During the past 25 years, she has managed small cap portfolios at three premier asset management companies. In her most recent position prior to founding Lisanti Capital, as CIO of ING Investments, LLC, (1998-2003) she was responsible for building the active equity management team. During her tenure there, assets under management in her area grew from several hundred million to several billion dollars. Prior to that, Mary was at Strong Capital Management as Senior Portfolio Manager for both the Small Cap Growth and Mid Cap Growth Strategies. From 1993-1996, Mary was Managing Director and Head of the Small/Mid Cap team at Bankers Trust Company. Mary was named Fund Manager of the Year in 1996 by Barron’s (fund managers were ranked by their respective fund category, by performance, and had to be managing their funds for at least two years. Additionally, volatility was factored in, with less volatile funds scoring higher than more volatile funds). Mary is also a member of the NYSSA.