Mr. Brownell brings over 25 years of experience managing global equity portfolios and business units within the asset management industry. He was a Senior Vice President and lead portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Asset Strategies, managing institutional segregated accounts, SEC registered mutual funds and Luxemburg registered SICAV’s. Mr. Brownell was also a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Muirfield Capital Management, an institutional fund of hedge funds. Additionally, Mr. Brownell held senior level positions at GAM, Sanford Bernstein and Victory Capital Management; starting his career at EF Hutton. Mr. Brownell earned his MBA from the State University of New York Albany and received a Bachelor of Science, concentration in Finance, from Siena College.