Kent Johnson is a senior vice president of research and investment management with Sit Investment Associates and shares management responsibilities for several of the firm’s three dividend growth portfolios, the small and mid cap growth portfolios in the firm’s custom separately-managed accounts, private investment funds and mutual funds. He also shares management responsibilities for the Sit ESG (environmental, social, and governance) Growth Mutual Fund. Kent provides fundamental research on companies in the capital goods, financial, transportation and education sectors. He leads the firm’s equity quantitative research team.
Prior to joining Sit Investment Associates’ equity research staff in 1993, Kent worked in a number of positions within the firm, including client administration and the systems department.
Kent earned an M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 1995. He earned a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Minnesota in 1989. Kent is a CFA charter holder.