The TCM Team

Our inclusive, open and collaborative culture is designed to foster substantive discussion, encourage candor and constructively challenge ourselves and our ideas in the best interests of our clients.

Investment Team

Quoc Tran

Quoc Tran

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Quoc Tran

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Quoc co-founded Tran Capital Management in 2017 upon leading a management buyout of Lateef Investment Management, which he joined in 2005. Quoc has over 20 years of investment management experience. Prior to TCM, Quoc worked at Wallace R. Weitz & Co. and held various positions in portfolio management and research. Prior to that, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs and Co. and left the company as Vice President and Director in the Equities Division. Quoc serves on the Investment Committee Board of the Marin Community Foundation. Quoc received a B.A. with high honors in rhetoric from Bates College and his MBA in finance and competitive strategy at the University of Chicago where he was also a Business Fellow.

Michael Im, CFA

Michael Im, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager and Director of Research

Michael Im, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager and Director of Research

Michael joined Tran Capital Management in 2013 and became a Partner of the firm in 2020. Prior to TCM, Michael was an Analyst at Kiitos Capital Management and an Equity Research Associate at Dodge & Cox. Michael received a B.S. with high honors in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Michael is a CFA Charterholder.

Winston Hu

Winston Hu

Senior Research Analyst

Winston Hu

Senior Research Analyst

Winston joined Tran Capital Management in 2017. Prior to TCM, Winston was an Associate at Crescent Capital Group and an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Winston received a B.A. in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Columbia Business School where he graduated from the Value Investing Program.

Fiona Xu

Fiona Xu

Research Associate

Fiona Xu

Research Associate

Fiona joined Tran Capital Management in 2019. Prior to TCM, Fiona was a Global Portfolio Management Associate at Dodge and Cox. Fiona received a bachelor’s in commerce with first class joint honors of economics and finance, from McGill University and a Master of Finance degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Quoc Tran

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Quoc co-founded Tran Capital Management in 2017 upon leading a management buyout of Lateef Investment Management, which he joined in 2005. Quoc has over 20 years of investment management experience. Prior to TCM, Quoc worked at Wallace R. Weitz & Co. and held various positions in portfolio management and research. Prior to that, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs and Co. and left the company as Vice President and Director in the Equities Division. Quoc serves on the Investment Committee Board of the Marin Community Foundation. Quoc received a B.A. with high honors in rhetoric from Bates College and his MBA in finance and competitive strategy at the University of Chicago where he was also a Business Fellow.

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Michael Im, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager and Director of Research

Michael joined Tran Capital Management in 2013 and became a Partner of the firm in 2020. Prior to TCM, Michael was an Analyst at Kiitos Capital Management and an Equity Research Associate at Dodge & Cox. Michael received a B.S. with high honors in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Michael is a CFA Charterholder.

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Winston Hu

Senior Research Analyst

Winston joined Tran Capital Management in 2017. Prior to TCM, Winston was an Associate at Crescent Capital Group and an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Winston received a B.A. in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Columbia Business School where he graduated from the Value Investing Program.

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Fiona Xu

Research Associate

Fiona joined Tran Capital Management in 2019. Prior to TCM, Fiona was a Global Portfolio Management Associate at Dodge and Cox. Fiona received a bachelor’s in commerce with first class joint honors of economics and finance, from McGill University and a Master of Finance degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Business Management Team

Eric Winterhalter

Eric Winterhalter

President

Eric Winterhalter

President

Eric co-founded Tran Capital Management in 2017 upon leading a management buyout of Lateef Investment Management, which he joined in 2014. Eric manages the day-to-day operations of the firm and has 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to TCM, he was the Co-Founder & Chief Administrative Officer of Tensile Capital Management. In prior years Eric held senior management positions in the industry with Crosslink Capital, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, Fidelity Investments, and Putnam Investments. He received a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Maine. Eric serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Maine Business School.

Amir Baker

Amir Baker

Vice President, Client Operations and Trading

Amir Baker

Vice President, Client Operations and Trading

Amir joined Tran Capital Management in 2014. Prior to joining TCM, Amir held a variety of positions within a Silicon Valley-founded, technology-focused broker. Amir brought extensive experience within client services, operations management, finance, compliance, risk management and trading. He received a bachelor’s in economics from San Jose State University, graduating with honors.

Gail Esh

Gail Esh

Controller

Gail Esh

Controller

Gail joined Tran Capital Management in 2018. Prior to Joining TCM, Gail worked as a financial consultant and outsourced controller. She provided strategic and operational insight to clients through consulting, analysis, effective reporting and design and implementation of integrated accounting systems. She started her career in investment banking and has been in the financial world for over 20 years. Her prior positions include research analyst for Merrill Lynch and fixed income trading at the Bank of Montreal. Gail completed her Masters of Science and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

Ken Todoki

Ken Todoki

Portfolio Administration and Trading

Ken Todoki

Portfolio Administration and Trading

Ken joined Tran Capital Management in 2019. Ken was previously a client service and Portfolio Administration Associate at Underhill Management and a trader at CSI Capital Management in addition to working as a CPA. Ken received a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Ken is a US Army veteran, proudly serving our country in Vietnam, and volunteering to support veterans during his free time.

Lucille Samisoni

Lucille Samisoni

Client Operations Associate

Lucille Samisoni

Client Operations Associate

Lucille joined Tran Capital Management in 2019. Prior to joining TCM, Lucille worked at Underhill Management, which was acquired by TCM. Lucille received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University.

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Eric Winterhalter

President

Eric co-founded Tran Capital Management in 2017 upon leading a management buyout of Lateef Investment Management, which he joined in 2014. Eric manages the day-to-day operations of the firm and has 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to TCM, he was the Co-Founder & Chief Administrative Officer of Tensile Capital Management. In prior years Eric held senior management positions in the industry with Crosslink Capital, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, Fidelity Investments, and Putnam Investments. He received a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Maine. Eric serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Maine Business School.

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Amir Baker

Vice President, Client Operations and Trading

Amir joined Tran Capital Management in 2014. Prior to joining TCM, Amir held a variety of positions within a Silicon Valley-founded, technology-focused broker. Amir brought extensive experience within client services, operations management, finance, compliance, risk management and trading. He received a bachelor’s in economics from San Jose State University, graduating with honors.

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Gail Esh

Controller

Gail joined Tran Capital Management in 2018. Prior to Joining TCM, Gail worked as a financial consultant and outsourced controller. She provided strategic and operational insight to clients through consulting, analysis, effective reporting and design and implementation of integrated accounting systems. She started her career in investment banking and has been in the financial world for over 20 years. Her prior positions include research analyst for Merrill Lynch and fixed income trading at the Bank of Montreal. Gail completed her Masters of Science and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

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Ken Todoki

Portfolio Administration and Trading

Ken joined Tran Capital Management in 2019. Ken was previously a client service and Portfolio Administration Associate at Underhill Management and a trader at CSI Capital Management in addition to working as a CPA. Ken received a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Ken is a US Army veteran, proudly serving our country in Vietnam, and volunteering to support veterans during his free time.

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Lucille Samisoni

Client Operations Associate

Lucille joined Tran Capital Management in 2019. Prior to joining TCM, Lucille worked at Underhill Management, which was acquired by TCM. Lucille received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University.