We greatly prefer to own the businesses that are disrupting rather than those being disrupted.
Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst
“Our mission is to preserve and grow client assets to protect their present and enable their future.”
- Joined Polen Capital: 2003
- Education: B.S. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from University of South Florida, M.S. in Accounting from Appalachian State University and M.B.A. (high honors) from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- Primary Responsibility: Head of the Large Company Growth Team and lead portfolio manager of the firm’s Global Growth strategy. He is responsible for leading the investment team, maintaining the firm’s investment philosophy and managing client assets. He also works as an analyst, identifying and researching investments for the strategy.
- Special Interests: Enjoys spending time with family, coaching soccer, good food and travel
Mr. Ficklin joined Polen Capital in 2003. Mr. Ficklin is Head of the Large Company Growth Team and the lead portfolio manager of the firm’s Global Growth strategy. From 2012 through June 30, 2019, Damon Ficklin was a co-portfolio manager on the Focus Growth strategy. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Ficklin spent one year working as an equity analyst with Morningstar and four years as a tax consultant to Fortune 500 companies with Price Waterhouse.
Mr. Ficklin graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Accounting, earned a M.S. in Accounting from Appalachian State University, and earned an M.B.A. with high honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the Investment Committee to the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.
Our conviction in the competitive advantages, sustainability, and durability of our businesses remains high, and we believe the Portfolio is well-positioned for the future.
We concentrate the Portfolio in the quality growth businesses where we believe the fundamentals best support value.
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