As investment director, Mr. Kaprich is responsible for overseeing market strategy, portfolio construction, and risk management for Aware Asset Management. He currently oversees the Core Bond strategy. With over 20 years of investment experience, he has held multiple portfolio management positions, including Chief Investment Officer, prior to joining the organization in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance and his Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Iowa. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ms. Roemhildt is an investment manager for the firm, where she oversees the credit strategy including portfolio construction and trading. She joined an affiliate of the organization in 2011 as a Senior Internal Auditor, transitioned to her current role in 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ms. Roemhildt received her CPA license in 2008.
As head of corporate credit research, Mr. Carroll brings a broad perspective from 20 years of experience. He joined the organization in 2017 from CalPERS Global Fixed Income, where he was a senior analyst on the corporate credit research team and has held senior credit positions at Rabobank, N.A. and Standard & Poor’s. Mr. Carroll has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a certificate in finance from UC Berkeley. He is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Smitley is responsible for evaluating opportunities, assessing risk and the overall portfolio management of Structured Credit investments. Prior to joining the organization in 2017, Mr. Smitley was with Carval Investors as a member of the Structured Products Investment team from 2009 to 2017. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smitley held roles in structured finance and loan servicing at Black River Asset Management, GMAC-RFC and IndyMac. Mr. Smitley earned a BS degree from the California State University-Northridge.