Tadd Chessen is a Portfolio Manager responsible for co-managing the Perkins International Value and Perkins Global Value strategies, positions he has held since April 2013 and December 2013, respectively. He is also a research analyst covering non-U.S. securities with a focus on the utilities and telecommunications sectors, a position he has held since joining Perkins in May 2011. Prior to joining Perkins, Mr. Chessen was a partner and analyst at Millgate Capital Inc., a deep-value, long/short hedge fund focused exclusively on non-U.S. equities. Before joining Millgate in 2004, Mr. Chessen worked for four years in private equity at Saunders, Karp & Megrue as well as Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst in both New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to Hicks Muse, he was an analyst in the equity research department of ING Barings in Argentina. Mr. Chessen began his career in 1994 in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Virginia, where he graduated with distinction, and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia Business School. Mr. Chessen holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 20 years of financial industry experience.