BCM Team

Investment Team

All members of the BCM investment team have the title “Research Analyst,” which is indicative of how we prioritize our time and resources as a firm. Analysts are free to pursue investment ideas within the bounds of our disciplined process and are encouraged to conduct extensive fieldwork, including visits to company operations, meetings with management teams, and participation in industry events.

Brian Bares

Founder, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst

Brian founded Bares Capital Management in 2000. He developed BCM’s investment philosophy and research process, and he is responsible for portfolio management, investment due diligence, client relationships, and firm strategy. Brian is the author of The Small-Cap Advantage, published in 2011 by John Wiley & Sons. He is also an external advisor for the M.B.A. Investment Fund at the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Mathematics and has earned the CFA designation.

Jay Creel

President, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst
Jay joined BCM in 2012. He is responsible for portfolio management, investment due diligence, client relationships, and firm administration. Prior to joining the firm, Jay was a general partner and investment analyst at Treaty Oak Capital Management and an investment banker at Molecular Securities (a spinoff of Morgan Stanley) and Deutsche Bank Securities. He graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in History.

Josh Braden

Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst

Josh joined BCM in 2012. He is responsible for portfolio management, investment due diligence, and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, Josh was a Sergeant in the United States Army, Military Intelligence Branch. He holds a M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the M.B.A. Investment Fund, and a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University.

John Dowling, CFA

Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst

John joined BCM in 2013. He is responsible for portfolio management, investment due diligence, and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, John was an auditor at CommunityAmerica Credit Union and Sprint. He holds a M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the M.B.A. Investment Fund, a B.S. in Accounting from William Jewell College, and has earned the CFA designation.

Ben Huang

Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst

Ben joined BCM in 2015. He is responsible for portfolio management, investment due diligence, and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, Ben was an equity analyst intern at Bessemer Trust. He graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics.

Harrison Gross

Research Analyst

Harrison joined BCM in 2020. He is responsible for investment due diligence and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, Harrison served as a development intern at PIRHL and managed a multifamily investment property. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Andrew Hillman

Research Analyst

Andrew joined BCM in 2020. He is responsible for investment due diligence and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served wealth management internships at Morgan Stanley and Budros, Ruhlin & Roe. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

JT Maynard

Research Analyst

JT joined BCM in 2019. He is responsible for investment due diligence and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, he served internships at OC&C Strategy Consultants and Matrix Capital Management. He graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics.

Mattias Ryou

Research Analyst

Mattias joined BCM in 2019. He is responsible for investment due diligence and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, Mattias served internships at Parnassus Investments and Sojung & Co. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Mathematical Economics.

Landon Shanks

Research Analyst

Landon joined BCM in 2014. He is responsible for investment due diligence and new idea generation. Prior to joining the firm, Landon was an equity research analyst at Century Management. He holds an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas State University.

Operations Team

BCM invests heavily in operational and regulatory infrastructure, and we strive to be world-class in this regard. We are committed to implementing and maintaining best practices across all facets of operations and compliance, with the goal of providing extraordinary client service.

Jim Bradshaw, CFA

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Jim joined BCM in 2001. He is responsible for all aspects of firm operations and compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Jim was an analyst at Sheshunoff Information Services where he focused on banking mergers and acquisitions. Jim graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Finance and has earned the CFA designation.

Todd Povondra

Head Trader and Operations Specialist

Todd joined BCM in 2005. He is responsible for trade execution and a variety of operational duties. Prior to joining the firm, Todd worked for U.S. Online. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Marketing.

Alejandra Martinez

Operations and Compliance Specialist

Alejandra joined BCM in 2015. She is responsible for a variety of operational and compliance duties. Prior to joining the firm, Alejandra served as a personal banker at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She graduated from St. Edward’s University with a B.B.A. in Accounting.

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