Investment Team

Brandon M. Nelson, CFA Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager Mr. Nelson is a co-founder of the firm and has been Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Timpani since its inception. Prior to joining Timpani in April 2008, Mr. Nelson was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Wells Capital Management since 2005. Prior to that, he was with Strong Capital Management, Inc. as a Research Analyst from 1996 to 2000 and as a Portfolio Manager from 2000 to 2005. He received his master’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was selected to participate in the prestigious Applied Security Analysis Program. He also received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Ryan B. Isherwood, CFA Senior Analyst Mr. Isherwood is a Senior Analyst for Timpani. Prior to joining Timpani in May 2008, Mr. Isherwood was a Senior Research Analyst at Wells Capital Management since 2005, working closely with Mr. Nelson. Prior to that, he was with Strong Capital Management, Inc. as an Inside Sales Representative from 2003 to 2004 and prior to that, served as manager of a large retail warehouse chain from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Isherwood received his M.B.A. in Finance & Investments from the University of Notre Dame and a B.B.A. in Risk Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Michael W. Klenn, CFA Senior Analyst Mr. Klenn is a Senior Analyst at Timpani. Prior to joining Timpani, he was a member of the Applied Investment Management Program at Marquette University running a portion of the endowment. He also interned at Timpani during his senior year of college. He received his B.S.B.A. in Finance from Marquette University and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Adam D. Braatz, CFA, CPA Director of Operations Mr. Braatz is the Director of Operations at Timpani. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Timpani in August 2014, he served the investment industry as a Mutual Fund Administrator at U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, since June 2012. He received his B.S.B.A. in Finance & Accounting from Marquette University and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.