Investment Team Biographies

Christopher C. Davis joined Davis Advisors in 1989. He has more than 25 years experience in investment management and securities research. He is a portfolio manager for the Davis Large Cap Value Portfolios and a member of the research team for other portfolios. Mr. Davis received his M.A. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. 

Andrew A. Davis joined Davis Advisors in 1993. He has more than 25 years experience in investment management. He is a portfolio manager for the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund and the Davis Real Estate Fund. He was previously employed at PaineWebber, Inc., managing its convertible security research and closed-end bond fund research departments. Mr. Davis received his B.A. from Colby College.

Dwight C. Blazin joined Davis Advisors in 1995. He was previously a consultant for IT Consulting and Systems Design. His research analysis has been shaped by working with Shelby M.C. Davis for more than five years. Mr. Blazin received his Ph.D. and M.A. from New York University and his B.A. from Brigham Young University. 

Danton G. Goei joined Davis Advisors in 1998. He is a portfolio manager for the Davis Large Cap Value Portfolios and a member of the research team for other portfolios. Mr. Goei received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School. He was previously employed at Bain & Company, Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd. and Citicorp. Mr. Goei speaks multiple languages and has lived in Europe, Asia and currently resides in New York City. 

Creston A. King III, CFA, joined Davis Advisors in 1999. He is the portfolio manager for the Davis Government Bond Fund and Davis Government Money Market Fund. He also manages other government bond and money market funds advised by Davis Advisors. He was previously a trader, analyst and portfolio manager at U.S. Global Investors, Inc. where he managed various money market funds and bond funds. Mr. King received his B.A. from Duke University.

Chandler Spears joined Davis Advisors in 2000. He is a portfolio manager for the Davis Real Estate Fund. He brings to the Fund his perspective and experience from previously working in the real estate industry. Mr. Spears received his B.B.A. from James Madison University and his M.S. from the University of Virginia.

Tania B. Pouschine joined Davis Advisors in 2003. She previously worked for 10 years as a research analyst at Ruane, Cunniff (Sequoia Fund). Prior to that, she worked at Forbes magazine as an associate editor and at Bankers Trust as a lending officer. Ms. Pouschine received her B.A. from Middlebury College.

Darin Prozes joined Davis Advisors in 2004. He previously worked for the Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting firm. Mr. Prozes received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Keith J. Sabol, CFA, joined Davis Advisors in 2005. He is a portfolio manager for the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. He was previously a principal at Quantanium LLC and a portfolio manager at Federated Investors. He is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a captain in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Sabol received his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dreyfus Neenan joined Davis Advisors in 2006. He previously led an insurance equity research team and served as a management consultant at Accenture. Mr. Neenan received his Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

John Chen joined Davis Advisors in 2007. He was previously employed at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Mr. Chen received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Georgetown University.

Pierce B.T. Crosbie joined Davis Advisors in 2008. Previously, he worked as a research analyst at Davidson Kempner Capital Management in the distressed debt group, and in the mergers and acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Crosbie received his B.A. from McGill University and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and is a CFA charter holder.
John Hill joined Davis Advisors in 2009. He was previously employed at Quadrangle Group, SoundView Technology Group and LaSalle Advisors. He received his B.A. from Princeton University.
Ryan Brown, CFA joined Davis Advisors in 2009. He previously worked at Quadrangle Group and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Brown received his B.S. from the University of Florida.