Director of Research and Portfolio Manager, Kennedy Capital Management LLC
JEAN BARNARD, CFA®, Director of Research and Portfolio Manager for the Small Cap Growth and SMID Cap Growth strategies for Kennedy Capital Management LLC. Jean also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Barnard is responsible for the coordination and direction of internal research operations. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, most recently 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.