Portfolio Manager and Director of Research, Kennedy Capital Management, Inc.
Jean Barnard, CFA is Director of the Portfolio Manager of the Small Cap Growth and SMID Cap Growth strategies for Kennedy Capital Management, Inc. Ms. Barnard also serves as the Director of Research, responsible for the coordination and direction of internal research operations. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Jean was Executive Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Janus Classic Growth Strategy (Janus Fund), a position she held since January 2016 after serving in the role of Assistant Portfolio Manager from 2014. Previously as the Sector Lead for Communications, Ms. Barnard led a team of analysts covering the internet, media, and telecommunications sectors globally. Jean began her career at Janus Capital in 1992 as an equity research analyst, soon becoming a key founding member of the firm’s international team supporting the Janus Worldwide and Overseas strategies. Ms. Barnard earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University, graduating with distinction in both majors.