SOURCE: Elk Creek Partners, LLC

Elk Creek Partners, LLC

July 06, 2011 07:00 ET

Introducing Elk Creek Partners; Established Team Forms Independent Firm, Providing Institutional Investors Access to Small, SMID and MID Cap Growth Investment Management

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Elk Creek Partners today announced the launch of its investment management firm. The established investment team, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, 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 have an outstanding team and we believe that our independent firm structure will allow us 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. We believe we can achieve this on our new platform."

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.

The firm has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Elk Creek Partners is a Registered Investment Advisor.

For more about Elk Creek Partners, please visit www.elkcreekpartners.com.

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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