Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer & Portfolio Manager
Leslie Tubbs, CFA CIC
My primary role is Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. I also serve as Chief Operating Officer. As an early member of the ZCI team, I’ve been a ‘business builder’ for over 25 years. While daily responsibilities have changed, our mentality hasn’t: pursue growth and stay agile, transparent, and efficient.
Our portfolio typically holds about 30 to 40 companies. A narrow focus lets us spend more time listening to management. It helps us determine how business is going and what they’re experiencing in the marketplace. I also ask about growth and its drivers; unit growth, pricing, and the addressable market.
We have open dialogue on our team. It gives us the opportunity to voice concerns and make a collective decision. This helps us feel more confident about companies we own and the decisions we make.
My dad gave me some great advice. Over twenty years ago, I was working for a bank. There was job security; I was climbing the corporate ladder. Nancy approached me with this job, and my dad just said, “Take the risk.” It proved great advice.
“Regarding savings and wealth, Warren Buffett says: Save for security, and invest for prosperity.”
BA in Business Administration, concentration in Finance
University of Washington
Member, CFA Institute
Member, CFA Society of Seattle
Prior Member Finance Committee, national fraternity of Delta Delta Delta and its House Corporation
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