Chris Herb

Christopher Herb CCO, Director of Marketing & Communications Chris joined Waycross Partners in 2021 as the CCO and Director of Marketing & Communications, bringing over 23 years of Marketing, Operations, Supervisory Principal, and Business Development experience. Chris will lead and manage the firm’s marketing, compliance, and business development efforts.  Prior Read more…

Ed Wendel

Edward Wendel Sector Analyst Ed joined Waycross Partners in 2021 as an Analyst. His investment experience spans more than 11 years. Prior to joining Waycross, Ed spent six years in equity research at Barclays covering the Leisure sector and before that covered Food Retail at Citigroup. Earlier in his career, Read more…

Sean Ketcherside

Sean Ketcherside Sector Analyst Sean joined Waycross Partners in 2021 as an Analyst. He is an experienced investment professional with a career that spans more than 12 years in the industry. Prior to joining Waycross, Sean held analyst positions at Kennedy Capital Management and Scout Investments, focusing on the Energy Read more…

Douglas Myers

Douglas Myers National Accounts Director Doug brings more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as National Sales Director for the firm. Prior to joining Waycross Partners, Doug spent 15 years as a Financial Advisor and has been a licensed Advisor for 23 years. Read more…

Emily O’Leary

Emily O’Leary Head Trader and Director of Operations Emily joined Waycross Partners as Operations Manager at the beginning of 2018 where she oversees much of the firm’s trading and operations. Prior to her position at Waycross Partners, Emily worked as an Analyst for a Registered Investment Advisory firm with more Read more…

Our Team

OUR TEAM Waycross Partners was founded in 2005 by Benjamin Thomas.  Prior to founding Waycross Partners, Ben and several key members of the investment team worked together at INVESCO, an institutional asset management firm that managed core equity portfolios.  Waycross was founded on the simple idea that opportunities for active Read more…

Benjamin H. Thomas, CFA

Benjamin H. Thomas, CFA Managing Partner | Portfolio Manager Ben is Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager for the firm.  Before founding Waycross Partners in 2005, Ben was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Equity Analyst for Invesco where he was responsible for managing two mid cap strategies and led the firm’s Read more…

John W. Ferreby, CFA

John W. Ferreby Managing Partner | Portfolio Manager John joined the firm in 2009 as a Partner and Portfolio Manager.  Prior to joining Waycross Partners, John was a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager at Invesco in Louisville, Kentucky.  At Invesco, John was the lead investment professional for Invesco’s $15 billion Read more…

Paul F. Hummer, CFA

Paul F. Hummer, CFA Sector Analyst Paul joined Waycross Partners in 2017 as an Analyst. Paul is an experienced investment professional with a career that spans 16 years in the industry. Paul worked as a Trader at RQSI where he traded futures, options, and cash currencies for a $1 billion Read more…

James E. Moore, III, CFA

James E. Moore III, CFA Analyst Jim joined the firm in 2015 as an Analyst on the portfolio management team.  Prior to joining Waycross Partners, Jim was Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Olmsted Capital, LLC.  Jim attended Yale University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History and went Read more…