Emily O’Leary

Emily O'Leary

Operations Manager

Emily joined Waycross Partners as Operations Manager at the beginning of 2018 where she oversees much of the firm’s compliance, administration and marketing. Prior to her position at Waycross Partners, Emily worked as an Analyst for a Registered Investment Advisory firm with more than $3 billion in assets under management.

After moving to Louisville from New Jersey with her husband Matt, she worked for a large, regional law firm in their marketing and operations department. Emily graduated magna cum laude from Bentley University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance.

Benjamin H. Thomas

Benjamin H. Thomas

Waycross Partners was founded in 2005 by Managing Partner, Benjamin Thomas. Ben along with partners John Ferreby and Larry Walker, worked together as portfolio managers at the institutional investment firm, Invesco, prior to Waycross Partners.

At Invesco, Ben was responsible for managing two mid-cap strategies and led the firm’s technology and telecom research effort. Prior to Invesco, Ben worked for Banc One Securities (now J.P. Morgan Asset Management) and Prudential Securities.

A native to Louisville, Ben attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He continued his education at Indiana University where he was awarded a master’s degree in Business Administration. Ben is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Society of Louisville where he served as president from 2007 to 2008.


Waycross Partners was founded on the idea that equity solutions should be managed with the investors needs in mind. We offer strategies that fit investors of varying levels of risk-tolerance to help achieve your clients goals.

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