CRM’s founding partners, Gerry Cramer, Ed Rosenthal, and Ron McGlynn, met in the 1970s. They shared a common interest in investing for themselves and their clients, which led them to found CRM in 1973 as a value equity investment specialist. To implement their vision, they developed an investment philosophy and process based on identifying businesses undergoing change and neglected by other investors. This method was designed to provide clients with good investment returns while taking a prudent level of risk.
As the asset management business became more institutionally focused, a new generation of talent in turn brought improvements to the investment process. Specifically, we developed more in-depth approaches to due diligence and formalized valuation techniques.
While we have grown as an organization, we nonetheless remain true to our entrepreneurial culture, evident in the shared excitement with which analysts team up to pursue a new opportunity.
Ronald H. McGlynn, Chairman
Ron is one of the co-founders of CRM and currently serves as firm Chairman. Ron became President of CRM in 1983, Chief Executive Officer in 1998, and Chairman in 2005. Prior to CRM, Ron was a portfolio manager and an investment analyst for Chase Manhattan Bank, Standard & Poor’s InterCapital, and Oppenheimer & Company. He earned a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Columbia University Business School. Ron serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee on the Board of Trustees at Winthrop University Hospital.
Edward J. Rosenthal, Former Vice Chairman Emeritus
Gerald B. Cramer, Former Chairman Emeritus
Our dear friends, mentors, and dedicated philanthropists, Ed and Gerry, passed away in November 2009 and February 2018, respectively.