Investment & Operations

Lesa A. Sroufe, CFA

President & Chief Investment Officer

As the President and Chief Investment Officer, Lesa Sroufe leads investment strategy and process. With over 35 years of securities research and analysis experience, Lesa continues her practice of seeking out securities she believes are undervalued, often out of favor with mainstream investors and, in her opinion, priced under their potential fair value.

Lesa Sroufe was employed by Ragen MacKenzie, a NYSE member brokerage firm and its subsequent owner, Wells Fargo & Co., for 14 years. During much of her career at Ragen MacKenzie, Lesa Sroufe was the Research Director. She also served as Chairman and CEO prior to the Company’s initial public offering in 1998 and through its sale to Wells Fargo, in 2000. Prior to her employment with Ragen MacKenzie, Lesa was affiliated as a securities analyst with Foster & Marshall Inc., which is now a part of Morgan Stanley. After the Wells Fargo acquisition of Ragen MacKenzie, Lesa was appointed Director of Research and member of the Executive Committee for Wells Fargo’s Private Asset Management division. Lesa managed the research effort of 90 portfolio managers/analysts reporting on 360 companies.

Education and Significant Affiliations

B.A. Business, University of Washington
Chartered Financial Analyst, Member of the CFA Society of Seattle and AIMR
Trustee, CFA Society of Seattle, 2016-Current
Member & Board Member of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Seattle Chapter, 2003-Current
Co-President, Washington Middle School PTSA, 2012-2014
Lecturer, Univ. of Washington MBA Program, Finance 579, Practical Investment Management, 2003-2004
Board Member, Securities Industry Association, 1998-2000

Shaun E. Corry

Chief Compliance Officer & Portfolio Analyst

Shaun Corry joined Lesa Sroufe & Company in May of 2006. As Chief Compliance Officer, Shaun reviews and ensures that LSC's compliance and operational aspects achieve the highly compliant risk assessment as defined by the SEC. As both bond and stock portfolio analyst, Shaun researches, selects, and monitors client fixed income holdings using tools such as FactSet and dealer publications.

Prior to joining LSC, Shaun worked for the NASD, the self-regulatory group overseeing the broker/dealers in the securities markets, for 17 years. She served, first as Senior Examiner and then as Compliance Specialist in Seattle. Shaun’s work spanned all areas of NASD operations, including investor education, admitting new member firms, and conducting audits and investigations of member firms and their registered representatives.

Education and Significant Affiliations

B.A. Accountancy, University of Notre Dame
M.B.A., Finance, Seattle University
NASD Series 65
Board of Directors, Northwest Chief Compliance Officers Meeting Group 2008-Current
Board Member, Seattle Chamber Music Society 2008-Current
Committee Member, Seattle Tennis Club Finance Committee, 2016-Current
Member, Resource Development Board, Habitat for Humanity King County 2013-Current, Winner of the 2019 Volunteer Excellence Award
Board of Directors, Seattle Arboretum Foundation, 2019-Current
Plymouth Housing Event Steering Committee March 2020-Current

Brett Anderson, CFA

Vice President, Research

Brett Anderson joined Lesa Sroufe & Company in July of 2021. As VP of Research, Brett conducts research on target companies, builds financial models, generates investment ideas, monitors existing holdings, and supports portfolio review.

Brett has been an investment management professional since 2007, including 10+ years at Rimrock Capital Management where he contributed to quantitative and issuer research. His other roles included equity trading, financial market research, and project management.

Education and Significant Affiliations

M.S. Finance, IE Business School, Spain
B.A. Business, Northwest University
Chartered Financial Analyst

Beverly A. Maxwell

Operations Manager

Beverly Maxwell joined Lesa Sroufe & Company in January, 2017. As Operations Manager, Beverly runs operations, including managing LSC’s internal record keeping system, trading operations and client services.

Beverly has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked for Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firm, Ragen MacKenzie Inc., for a total of 21 years in operations. In addition, Beverly worked for Safeco Trust (now BNY Mellon) and DA Davidson, both in operations and client associate capacities.

Education and Significant Affiliations

Previously held Series 7 & 63 licenses
Volunteer for Cedar Park Christian, MLT Campus School Auction Committee