Joseph W. Garner

Director of Research & Portfolio Manager

Mr. Garner is Director of Research and a member of the Small Cap Growth Portfolio Management team.  He is also a Portfolio Manager of the Emerald Growth Fund.  Mr. Garner’s research efforts are focused on small and mid-sized firms in the Business Services, Capital Goods, Consumer, Financial Services, and Technology sectors.  In 1997, he was named as a “Home-Run Hitter” by Institutional Investor magazine, and has appeared on Bloomberg Television and CNBC.  He also has been quoted in Fortune, Bloomberg Business News, USA Today, Dow Jones News Service, Standard & Poor’s, MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, Wall Street Journal, and other media.  Mr. Garner serves as a Director for the Millersville University Foundation and Chairman of the Investment Committee and previously served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Foundation. Prior to joining Emerald in 1994, Mr. Garner was the Program Manager of the PA Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) and an Economic Development Analyst with the PA Department of Commerce’s Office of Technology Development.  Mr. Garner received an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics from Millersville University.