Doug Kirkpatrick, CFA is the founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AlphaGlider. Doug has more than 20 years of investment experience, including 15 years at two global, publicly listed mutual fund companies. Doug was most recently at Janus Capital Group where he was a co-portfolio manager of the Janus International Equity Fund and an international equity analyst covering international consumer goods and industrials sectors for the Janus family of funds. Doug began his investment career in 1996 at Artisan Partners LP where he was a limited partner and a member of its Artisan International Fund team, responsible for its technology and telecommunications investments. At Artisan and Janus, Doug honed his growth at a reasonable price investment style alongside three Morningstar International-Stock Fund Managers of the Year (Helen Young Hayes and Brent Lynn at Janus, and Mark Yockey at Artisan). Prior to entering the investment field, Doug was an environmental engineer with MW Kellogg (now part of KBR).
Doug’s education and experience have been rigorous and multi-disciplined, helping him navigate the complex and constantly evolving global investment landscape. He earned a BA in Political Science and a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, an MS in Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston, and an MBA at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. A dual citizen of the United States and New Zealand, Doug has lived in five countries (Austria, Iran, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United States) and traveled to nearly 60. Doug has held the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation since 2000.
Doug and his wife of 25 years have one son in high school and another taking a gap year abroad before starting college next year. When not working or going to school, all four can usually be found hiking, skiing, biking, or climbing the nearest mountain wherever they are.