is retiring, and, effective January 1, 2019, Jim Boyne
will take as president of Omaha, Nebraska-based Weitz Investment Management
co-founder and co-chief investment officer Wally Weitz
| James J. Boyne|
Weitz Investment Management
"Jim's experience and accomplishments make him uniquely qualified for this role. He will be an excellent leader for our firm," Weitz states. "His collaborative style, vision for operational excellence, and demonstrated ability to formulate and execute strategic initiatives will play an integral role in the future direction of our firm."
Boyne has more than 20 years of experience in investment management, having previously served as president and chief operating officer of Calamos Asset Management for over five years. He co-founded and held the chief operating officer position at McDonnell Investment Management for over seven years, and was senior vice president, deputy general counsel at Van Kampen Investments for another seven years. He also worked in the nonprofit sector for five years as executive director, then president of the board of directors, of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
"I am honored to join Wally and the talented team of individuals at Weitz Investments," states Boyne. "It is a great firm with a rich history, and I look forward to furthering our commitment to provide clients in all areas of our business with a positive experience that exceeds their expectations, fosters trust and continues to promote long-term relationships."
Boyne graduated from Northern Illinois University, magna cum laude
, with a bachelorís degree in marketing in 1988. He went on to study at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, graduating with a JD in corporate and securities law in 1991 as a Kent Legal Scholar.
Boyne succeeds Stoll, who became chief financial officer in 2004, having obtained 20 years of experience in the industry, before being named president at the end of 2014. Weitz states: "After almost 15 years of dedicated service to the firm, I want to thank Ken for his leadership, support and friendship during all of those years."
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