SOURCE: Elk Creek Partners

Elk Creek Partners

September 07, 2011 08:55 ET

Elk Creek Partners Adds Sales and Marketing Director

John Benson Joins Seasoned Investment Team That Is Dedicated to Providing Institutional Investors Access to Small, SMID and Mid Cap Growth Investment Management

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Elk Creek Partners today announced the addition of John Benson as Managing Director, Sales & Marketing. John brings seven years of investment management business development experience in all client channels, including institutional separate accounts, sub-advised funds, and consultant relations. The addition enhances the firm's established investment team, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, which brings a wealth of collective experience and is institutionally focused, offering Small, SMID, and Mid Cap growth equity management for pensions, endowments, state, local, and corporate plans.

"We are proud to add someone of John's caliber to our outstanding team. He is an excellent fit for our independent firm structure that is designed to produce top results for our clients," said Cam Philpott, senior portfolio manager and principal, Elk Creek Partners. "Our goal is to continue to provide the consistent, superior results that the institutional market place has known us for over the past decade. John will be a key contributor to our mission as he will serve our growing clientele with the highest-quality service."

The firm was founded by its five principals, Cam Philpott, Lance Marx, David Hand, Hiren Patel, and Sean McGinnis. With an average of more than 17 years of investment management experience, each of the Elk Creek Partners professionals brings the skills, passion and experience to successfully manage growth equity portfolios. Prior to founding the firm, the group worked together for nearly a decade at Wells Capital Management as a highly successful team.

Josh Freedman has joined Elk Creek Partners as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Josh comes to Elk Creek Partners from Platte River Capital and brings 18 years of investment industry experience. Ben Hovermale has been named as Managing Director of Trading Operations. Previously at Lucrum Capital, Ben contributes both his extensive background as an equity trader and valuable start-up experience.

Elk Creek Partners, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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About Elk Creek Partners

Elk Creek Partners is an investment management firm focused on Small, SMID and Mid Cap growth equity investments. Institutionally focused on long-only portfolios, Elk Creek Partners offers an experienced and proven team of portfolio managers to deliver success for its clients. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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