John Buckingham

Chief Investment Officer

John Buckingham of AFAM Capital lends his over 30 years of investment management experience to two crucial leadership positions. He serves as the editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a top-ranked investment newsletter, in terms of total return performance, many times over. Additionally, he serves as the Chief Investment Officer of AFAM Capital, a role he’s held since 1990, leading a team that scrutinizes thousands of stocks for money management clients. He is also the company’s largest shareholder. John started at AFAM Capital in 1987, forging his own path within the firm, and working and learning alongside the late Al Frank.

This level of expertise and knowledge often sees John featured in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, as well as frequently contributing to CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News. John offers his keen advice to all types of investors at seminars and events, and he dedicates the rest of his life to his wife and daughter.

Jason Clark

Portfolio Manager

Jason Clark has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of West Florida. Prior employers were A.G. Edwards, Edward Jones and the United States Navy. He has 15 years of industry experience as equity research analyst, fixed income trader and portfolio manager. Jason is a CFA charterholder. Jason is married with two children and spends his free time coaching high school basketball and volunteering with his family in the community.

Chris Quigley

Senior Research Analyst

Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California. As a member of the research team, Chris Quigley conducts fundamental research and analysis. He is responsible for generating new investment ideas and maintains company, industry and macroeconomic models. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to the firm’s market commentary and newsletter. Chris joined AFAM Capital in August of 2011. Chris is married and enjoys biking, traveling and flying.

Chris (CT) Taylor

Director of Business Development

Chris Taylor serves as the Sales Director for newsletter subscriptions. He is responsible for renewing existing customers and teaching prospective subscribers about The Prudent Speculator investment philosophy. His focus is always on customer satisfaction, so he is constantly examining ways to improve the website and the subscriber experience. Chris graduated with a Bachelors degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from The Ohio State University. His background includes landscape architecture, hospitality, and customer relations.

Eric Hare

Director of Business Development

Eric joined Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM Capital. He previously served as President of AFAM Capital, where he was responsible for leading strategic initiatives across the firm’s internal operations, information technology, marketing, and business development teams. He began his career at AFAM in 2006, serving in various key roles across the organization. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Bemidji State University. He is a member of the Austin Chapter of Vistage, an executive coaching and development company, and is licensed with FINRA under series 65.