Principal, President, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Via joined Frantzen Capital Management, Inc. in July of 2004. Mr. Via was previously President of Anderson & Strudwick Capital Advisors and Director of Research for Richmond, Virginia based Anderson & Strudwick, Inc. (A&S). At A&S, he also served on the Board of Directors. Mike has had an extensive career focused on sell side investment management research, building a strict discipline for individual security evaluation and monitoring. Mr. Via began his investment career in 1980 with Branch, Cabell & Co. as an investment broker. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics. Mr. Via maintains his Series 65 investment license.
Principal, Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager
Eric founded Frantzen Capital Management, Inc. in September of 2002. Mr. Frantzen's investment experience includes several years at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, L.L.C. At Dresdner, Eric served as an Equity Analyst with the Latin American Equity Group and later worked in Equity Sales with the Pan European Institutional Equity Sales Group. Eric graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in Business Administration from Rollins College. Mr. Frantzen also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Thunderbird. He maintains his Series 65 investment license.
Principal, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Blair joined Frantzen Capital Management, Inc. in September of 2003. Mr. Frantzen was previously Vice President, Institutional Equity Sales Group, at BB&T Capital Markets. Prior to joining BB&T, Mr. Frantzen was Vice President and Branch Manager at Richmond, Virginia based Anderson & Strudwick, Inc. Prior to his role as Branch Manager, Blair served as an equity research analyst and institutional salesman. Blair also served as President of Mills Value Adviser, Inc., a registered investment advisor located in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Frantzen graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Lynchburg College. He maintains his Series 65 investment license.
Chris joined Frantzen Capital Management, Inc. (Frantzen) in 2006. Prior to joining Frantzen, Chris was employed within the retirement division of Fidelity Investments. His responsibilities included review and support of retirement plan documentation production. Before joining Fidelity, Chris was employed by MFS Investment Management. At MFS, Chris worked with clients, shareholders, and brokers to ensure accurate communication and the efficient execution of trades and associated transactions. He graduated in 2003 from Rollins College with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.