BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polen Capital, an independently owned, growth equity investment manager, has announced the addition of two senior executives. Mike Guarasci joined Polen Capital as Chief Operating Officer May 18, and Kevin Dolsen joined the firm as Head of Distribution June 1.
"In times like these, there are great opportunities to add exceptional talent to the Polen Capital team," said Stan Moss, Chief Executive Officer. "Mike and Kevin bring deep industry experience and expertise that will strengthen our organization and benefit our clients immensely."
In his role as COO, Mr. Guarasci will lead business intelligence across the firm and leverage analytics, data, measurement, and reporting to enhance Polen Capital's decision making and business efficiency. He will serve on the firm's Strategic Planning and Operating Committees.
Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Guarasci served as Chief Financial Officer, Head of Corporate Strategy & Development and Acting Chief Operating Officer at ICMA-RC, a provider of retirement services to state & local governments. Previously he held senior roles at Infraredx, Inc., Indus Capital Partners, and Bear Stearns Asset Management.
Mr. Dolsen will lead and manage our global distribution team across institutional and intermediary channels. In addition, as an advocate for the client, he will drive innovation and product development. He will also serve on the firm's Strategic Planning and Operating Committees.
Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Dolsen served as Chief Executive Officer of CastleArk Partners, where he was responsible for client service, business development, and all other operations outside of portfolio management. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Manager of Callan Associates' Chicago Fund Sponsor Consulting Office.
About Polen Capital
Polen Capital is a global investment management firm advising more than $40 billion in assets and providing high value-added, quality growth investment strategies to a wide range of institutional and individual clients around the world. Since 1989, the firm has been committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional professionals who are aligned with our goal of preserving and growing our clients' assets to protect their present and enable their future. Polen Capital has three autonomous investment teams that oversee a global equities universe of high-quality growth companies: the Boca Raton-based Large Company Growth team, Boston-based Small Company Growth team, and London-based Emerging Markets Growth team. The firm has been recognized by Pensions & Investments as one of the industry's "Best Places to Work" in each of the past four years. For more information on Polen Capital, visit www.polencapital.com and connect on LinkedIn.