Client Service Team

G. ADAM MCCLAIN, CFA

Principal, President

Adam McClain joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2009. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Adam served as a First Vice President and Client Advisor in the Private Wealth Management group at SunTrust Bank, where he was responsible for sales and service of various products which included brokerage and trust investments, capital markets transactions, various debt structures, cash management strategies, and alternative investments. Adam began his career in the Trust and Investment Services group at SunTrust Bank. He also worked at GenSpring Family Offices, a SunTrust Subsidiary, where he assisted in portfolio construction and asset allocation for ultra high net worth families.

Adam earned his MBA from the University of Memphis. He also has a BS in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from the University of Tennessee.

 

WILLIAM HJORTH

Principal, Director of Client Service & Development

Bill Hjorth joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2009. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Bill served as a Regional Vice President for Evergreen Investments, where he managed a regional territory and was responsible for marketing separate accounts and mutual funds to financial advisors. Bill also worked as a Team Leader and senior internal sales consultant for Evergreen Investments. Earlier in his career, he worked in similar capacities at CDC IXIS Asset Management. Bill began his career as a financial advisor for John Hancock.

Bill has a BA in Business Management from Providence College and is a registered representative for ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

JOHN R. COLLIER, CFA

Principal, Client Service & Development

John Collier joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2013. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, John served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Regions Wealth Management and Regions Institutional Services, where he was responsible for managing the investment portfolios of both high net worth and institutional clients.

John has a BS in Commerce & Business Administration with a major in Finance, minor in Economics, and a concentration in Corporate Financial Management from the University of Alabama. John is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

JEFF ST. DENIS

Client Service & Development

Jeff St. Denis joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2016. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Jeff was a Consultant with BHK Investment Advisors, where he was responsible for managing both institutional and high net worth relationships, contributing to the firm’s investment strategy, and ongoing investment manager due diligence. Jeff also served both client service and research roles for SNL Financial, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Jeff earned his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He also has a BA in History from the University of Virginia. Jeff is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

KELLY MEADOWS

Client Service & Development

Kelly Meadows joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2014. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Kelly served as a Marketing Associate for Harbert Management Corporation, where she was responsible for fundraising across ten alternative asset classes including private equity, real estate and absolute return. Kelly was also responsible for database management and due diligence requests for potential investors. Prior to that, Kelly managed fixed income portfolios for Synovus Securities.

Kelly earned her MA in Finance from the University of Alabama. She also has a BS in Commerce and Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Economics from the University of Alabama. Kelly is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

JAMES KELLEY

Client Service & Development

James Kelley joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2017. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, James served as a Client Service/Portfolio Management associate with DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc. James was responsible for managing institutional client relationships, portfolio management, and research.

James earned his BS in Business Administration in Finance from Auburn University. James is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

Justin A. Mayfield, CFA

Client Service & Development

Justin Mayfield joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2019.  Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Justin served as Vice President and Treasurer for Ligon Industries, LLC, where he was responsible for managing corporate defined benefit pension plans, including setting the strategic asset allocation, manager selection, and ongoing due diligence for current and prospective managers.  Previously, Justin served as Consultant and Institutional Sales executive for FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Justin earned his B.S. in Commerce & Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Alabama and is a registered representative for ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

Gary Wilson, CFA

Client Service & Development

Gary Wilson joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2021. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Gary served as Client & Consultant Relations Director for Southeastern Asset Management, where he was responsible for managing institutional client and consultant relationships. Earlier in his career, Gary served both client service and sales roles for Citigroup Japan in the Tokyo office.

Gary earned his MA in International Relations & Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He also has a BA in History from Colgate University.

 

Santiago E. Hechart

Client Service Analyst

Santiago Hechart joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2020. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Santiago was as a Client Associate with Wells Fargo Advisors, where he was responsible for trading equities and mutual funds, client account management, and money movement transactions. Prior to that, Santiago served as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.

Santiago earned his B.S. degree with special honors in Economics from Jacksonville State University. Santiago is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

Ben Jackson

Client Service Analyst

Ben Jackson joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2020. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Ben worked as an equity research associate at Barclays Capital in New York covering asset managers, brokers, and exchanges.

Ben earned is BS in Finance with a specialization in Value Investing from the University of AlabamaBen is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

SHELLY BRIDGES

Director of Communications

Shelly Bridges joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2015. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Shelly was a Paraplanner for Ameriprise Financial, where she was responsible for maintaining client relationships, opening new accounts, executing trades and transactions, and producing client deliverables. Prior to that, she was a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial.

Shelly earned her BS in Business Administration in Finance from Auburn University. Shelly is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

 

CHELLE RAMEY

Senior Client Service Assistant

Chelle is responsible for supporting the client service function, maintaining client databases, and coordination of client communication.

Chelle earned her BS in Family and Child Development from Auburn University.

 

KIMBERLY HARWELL

Client Service Assistant

Kimberly joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2018. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, she served as Executive Assistant at P & S Logistics.

Kimberly earned her BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Auburn University.