The individuals profiled below are senior-level representatives of the firm’s core business units.
Chris Crawshaw, CFA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chris Crawshaw is President and Chief Executive Officer of Advisory Research. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a senior client service officer for Pacific Income Advisers. Chris’ career in finance began as an institutional investment consultant, a position he held for over eight years. Chris holds a B.A. in finance from the University of Tulsa and an M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University. He is a Member of the Executive Advisory Board of Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa.
Chief Compliance Officer
Susan Steiner serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Advisory Research. Susan joined Advisory Research through its combination with the St. Louis-based MLP & Energy Infrastructure team where she most recently served as its Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, she served in various compliance and accounting functions at FAMCO. Susan has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has passed the Uniform CPA Examination.
Tom Barron serves as Managing Director of Advisory Research. Prior to joining the firm, he was Director of Client Relations at Select Equity Group, L.P., a domestic and international equity manager specializing in long-only and long/short strategies. Previous to Select Equity Group, he held various management and client relations roles at Rail-Splitter Capital Management, Russell Investments and Harris Associates L.P. Tom holds a B.S in Business Administration from Regis College.
Paul Graffy serves as Managing Director of Advisory Research. Prior to joining the firm, he served as President, Sales and Distribution for Compass EMP funds. Paul is a former Senior VP – National Sales Manager of John Hancock Investments and Senior Divisional Vice President of MFS Investment Management. Paul holds a B.A. in Economics and a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at Wharton – University of Pennsylvania.