Theodore M. Thome, CFA, is Co-Portfolio Manager. Mr. Thome joined Perkins Investment Management in September 2002 as a research analyst covering the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Perkins, Mr. Thome worked as a healthcare representative for Pfizer Inc., and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He received his bachelor of science degree in life science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his MBA, with concentrations in finance and accounting, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Thome holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.