Fran Skinner Joins Executive Leadership Team at Diamond Hill Capital Management
COLUMBUS, Ohio – April 4, 2018 – Fran Skinner has joined Diamond Hill Capital Management as Chief Administrative Officer – Investments. Ms. Skinner will be a member of the firm’s executive leadership team, which also includes Chief Executive Officer Chris Bingaman, Chief Financial Officer Tom Line, and Chief Operating Officer Lisa Wesolek. Ms. Skinner brings 30 years of experience in the investment industry to this new role, which reports to the CEO.
“Fran has a longstanding relationship with Diamond Hill as a consultant and corporate board member; she shares our values and long-term philosophy,” said Mr. Bingaman. “She will be instrumental to our firm’s continued growth, with her role primarily focused on optimizing our investment team structure and succession planning, as well as coaching and development.”
Prior to joining Diamond Hill, Ms. Skinner was a partner with AUM Partners, a leadership consulting firm specializing in the investment industry. Prior to that, she held various roles at Focus Consulting Group, Allstate Investments and Mellon Financial Services. Ms. Skinner earned her Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has a bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier University, holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation, and is a certified public accountant (CPA). She has also served as a member of the Diamond Hill Investment Group board of directors since May 2010, but will not stand for reelection in 2018.