Investment Professionals

  • Douglas K. Alder, CFA

    Vice President

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Douglas K. Alder is a Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Alder joined the Firm in 2002 as an Associate, after completing an internship in the summer of 2001. He is a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients and is currently responsible for research of the media, internet, payment and insurance industries.

    Mr. Alder received a M.B.A. with Distinction from the University of Texas in 2002, where he was a Sord Scholar and received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1997, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining the Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with ExxonMobil Corporation as a Project Manager.

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  • Matthew M. Altenau, CFA

    Principal

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Investment Committee Member - Ex Officio

    Matthew M. Altenau is a Principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Altenau joined the Firm in 2006 as an Associate. He serves as the sector leader for the financials industry and is currently responsible for research of the consumer, banking and real estate industries.

    Mr. Altenau received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 2006 and a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1999, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to attending the University of Texas, he was employed with Fayez Sarofim & Co. as a Financial Analyst and with Salomon Smith Barney as an Investment Banker in the Financial Institutions Group.

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  • Alan R. Christensen, CFA

    President

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Head of Investment Risk

    Investment Committee Member

    Alan R. Christensen is the President and Head of Investment Risk at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Christensen oversees the Firm’s marketing, client service, operations and technology initiatives and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Christensen joined the Firm in 2005 as an Associate. He is currently responsible for research of the aerospace & defense industry.

    Mr. Christensen received a M.B.A. with Distinction from Cornell University in 2005, where he was a Park Fellow and a B.A. in Economics and History from Washington & Lee University in 1995, where he graduated cum laude. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Alvarez & Marsal as a Director and Accenture as a Senior Manager in Capital Markets.

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  • Daniel P. Connally, CFA

    Principal

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Investment Committee Member - Ex Officio

    Daniel P. Connally is a Principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Connally joined the Firm in 2006 as an Associate. He is an ex officio member of the Investment Committee, serves as the sector leader for the health care industry and is currently responsible for research of the health care and cable/satellite industries.

    Mr. Connally received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 2006 and a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1997, where he graduated cum laude. Prior to attending the University of Texas, he was employed by Fayez Sarofim & Co. as a Financial Analyst and co-founded Space City Sports after working at Enron Corp. as an Associate.

    Mr. Connally serves on the board of The Gladney Fund.

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  • Catherine P. Crain, CFA

    Vice President

    Portfolio Management

    Catherine P. Crain is a Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for The Dreyfus Corporation. She is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Ms. Crain joined the Firm in 1993 as an Associate. Over the years, areas of research responsibility have included transportation, media and entertainment, and consumer products.

    Ms. Crain received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1993 and a B.A. with Highest Honors in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., she was employed at Merrill Lynch & Co. as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking Division in New York and Houston.

    Ms. Crain is a life member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council. She also serves as a member of The Joy School Board of Trustees.

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  • S.E. Cody Dick, CFA

    Principal

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Investment Committee Member - Ex Officio

    S.E. (“Cody”) Dick is a Principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Dick joined the Firm in 2004 as a Financial Analyst. He serves as the sector leader for the energy and utilities industries and is currently responsible for research of the energy and automobile industries.

    Mr. Dick received a M.B.A. from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in 2001, where he was elected by his peers to participate in managing the William C. Conner Educational Investment Fund, and a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Christian University in 2000, where he graduated cum laude. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, first as an Investment Banker in the Global Energy and Power Group and then as an Equity Research Associate in the energy sector.

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  • Andrew S. Dickerman, CFA

    Associate

    Research

    Andrew S. Dickerman is an Associate at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Dickerman joined the Firm in 2014 after completing an internship in the summer of 2013. He is currently responsible for research of the industrial, multi-industry and technology industries.

    Mr. Dickerman received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 2014, where he was a Sord Scholar, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2008, where he graduated magna cum laude. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Putnam Associates as a Senior Associate Consultant and Audax Group as an Analyst.

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  • Anthony J. Gracely, CFA

    Principal

    Research

    Anthony J. (“A.J.”) Gracely is a Principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Gracely joined the Firm in 2011 as an Associate. He is currently responsible for research of the global pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and energy infrastructure industries.

    Mr. Gracely received a M.B.A. from Stanford University in 2007 and a B.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas in 2002, where he graduated with High Honors. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he managed the Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions group at EDP Renewables and worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

    Mr. Gracely serves on the board of the Footprints Family Foundation.

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  • Phillip T. Greendyke

    Associate

    Research

    Phillip T. Greendyke is an Associate at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Greendyke joined the Firm in 2017, after completing an internship in the summer of 2016.

    Mr. Greendyke received a M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business in 2017 and a B.S. in Financial Management with an Accounting minor from Clemson University in 2010. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was a Research Intern at Caro-Kann Capital, a Senior Financial Analyst at Home Depot, an Acquisition Analyst at Rialto Capital Management and a Consultant at FTI Consulting.

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  • William Gentry Lee, Jr., CFA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Co-Chief Investment Officer

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Investment Committee Member

    William ("Gentry”) Lee, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fayez Sarofim & Co., a Director of The Sarofim Group and a member of Fayez Sarofim & Co.’s Executive and Investment Committees. In addition to overseeing the Firm’s investment, client service and business operations, he is a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for The Dreyfus Corporation. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Lee joined the Firm in 1998 as an Associate. Over the years, areas of research responsibility have included beverages, technology and transportation.

    Mr. Lee received a M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1998, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a B.A. with High Honors in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1994, where he graduated summa cum laude. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed as a Financial Analyst with Enron Capital & Trade Resources.

    Mr. Lee serves on the board of St. John’s School and the Carruth Foundation. Previously, he was a board member of the Memorial Park Conservancy and Co-President of the Houston Vanderbilt University Alumni Chapter.

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  • Brian W. Lemasters, CFA

    Vice President

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Brian W. Lemasters is a Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Lemasters joined the Firm in 2003 as an Associate, after completing an internship in the summer of 2002. He is currently responsible for research of the apparel & footwear, luxury goods, basic materials and retail industries.

    Mr. Lemasters received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2003 and a B.A. in Economics from Bethany College in 1996, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/Credit Suisse Asset Management as an Assistant Vice President and PNC Bank as a Credit Analyst.

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  • Vernon S. Perry, CFA

    Principal, Director of Fixed Income

    Director of Investment Risk

    Portfolio Management & Credit Research

    Vernon S. Perry is a Principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Perry joined the Firm in 2013 and is currently responsible for the management of the Fixed Income Department, including credit analysis and market strategies. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients.

    Mr. Perry received a M.B.A. from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business in 2003, as well as a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Computational & Applied Mathematics from Rice University, where he graduated cum laude. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Patriot Wealth Management as a Portfolio Manager, Stanford Group Company as a Portfolio Strategist, and Petrie Parkman & Co. as an Investment Banking Analyst.

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  • Reynaldo Reza, CFA

    Senior Vice President

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Investment Committee Member

    Reynaldo Reza is a Senior Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Reza joined the Firm in 1995 as an Associate, after completing an internship the summer of 1994. He serves as the sector leader for the industrials and materials industries and is currently responsible for research of the transportation and airline industries.

    Mr. Reza received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1995 and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 1984. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed at Pfizer, Inc., Mobil Chemical, and was a Captain in The United States Army.

    Mr. Reza serves on the board of the University of St. Thomas and the Board of Visitors for the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and previously served on the Board of Family Services of Greater Houston and St. John’s School.

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  • Christopher B. Sarofim

    Vice Chairman

    Portfolio Management

    Investment Committee Member

    Christopher B. Sarofim is Vice Chairman of Fayez Sarofim & Co., President of Sarofim International Management Company and a Director of The Sarofim Group. He is a member of Fayez Sarofim & Co.’s Executive, Investment and Finance Committees, a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for The Dreyfus Corporation and a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Sarofim joined the Firm in 1988 as an Associate.

    Mr. Sarofim received an A.B. in History from Princeton University in 1986. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he worked in corporate finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    Mr. Sarofim is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Brown Foundation, Inc., St. George’s School and Texas Heart Institute. He also serves on the board of Kemper Corp. and on the Advisory Committee of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors.

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  • Fayez Sarofim

    Chairman of the Board

    Co-Chief Investment Officer

    Investment Committee Member

    Fayez Sarofim, Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the investment counseling firm that bears his name, oversees one of the largest and oldest privately-owned investment counseling firms in the United States.

    Born in Egypt, Mr. Sarofim has a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology from the University of California and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He established Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1958. Five years later, he was managing a corporate retirement fund for Brown & Root and the endowment of William Marsh Rice University, then valued at $63 million.

    Mr. Sarofim is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Houston Society of Financial Analysts and is a Chartered Investment Counselor. He serves on the Board of Kinder Morgan, Inc. and on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is past director of the Alley Theatre, the Houston Ballet Foundation, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, and past president and past Vice Chairman of the Board of the Houston Symphony Society. Additionally, Mr. Sarofim is a former member of The Rockefeller University Council.

    The Texas Business Hall of Fame honored Fayez Sarofim for his long-term commitment to sound business principles and his pioneering leadership in the field of investment management, as well as his generosity to the community, particularly in the areas of health care and the arts.

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  • David T. Searls III, JD, CPA

    Vice President

    Portfolio Management & Business Development

    David T. Searls III is a Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Searls joined the Company in September 2012. He is primarily responsible for business development and client service.

    Mr. Searls received a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1999, a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1996, and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1994. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he worked in the tax section of PwC followed by the private wealth management groups at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse.

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  • Charles E. Sheedy, CFA

    Senior Vice President

    Portfolio Management

    Investment Committee Member

    Charles E. Sheedy is a Senior Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He is co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for The Dreyfus Corporation and serves on the board of Sarofim Trust Co. Additionally, he is a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Sheedy joined the Firm 1971 as an Associate. Over the years, areas of responsibility have included retail, electrical equipment, consumer staples, basic industries and health care.

    Mr. Sheedy received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1971 and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1969.

    Mr. Sheedy is a member of the Notre Dame Arts & Letters Advisory Counsel.

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  • Mrs. Raye G. White

    Executive Vice President

    Chief Compliance Officer

    Investment Committee Member

    Mrs. Raye G. White is the Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Fayez Sarofim & Co. She has been with the Firm since its inception in 1958 and is a Chartered Investment Counsellor.

    Mrs. White attended Durham Business College and was employed by Anderson Clayton & Co. before joining Fayez Sarofim when he founded the Firm.

    Mrs. White is a board member for The Hermann Eye Fund and a Life Director at the University of St. Thomas and the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare.

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  • Nicholas J. Zdeblick, CFA

    Principal

    Portfolio Management & Research

    Investment Committee Member - Ex Officio

    Nicholas J. Zdeblick is a Principal at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Zdeblick joined the firm in 2006 as an Associate. He is a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients and serves as the sector leader for the technology and telecommunications industries. Currently he is responsible for research of the financial and technology industries.

    Mr. Zdeblick received a M.B.A. from Stanford University in 2006 and a B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University in 2000. Prior to attending Stanford University, he was employed with Fayez Sarofim & Co. as a Financial Analyst, Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banker in the Global Energy Group, and with Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company as an Associate.

    Mr. Zdeblick is a board member of the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE) Council at Rice University.

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