Our team averages over 30 years of financial services experience, reflecting a combination of portfolio management, investment banking, marketing and capital markets expertise.
J. Steven Smith, CFA®
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Steve is the founder of Parvin Asset Management and lead manager for all strategies. Including his present role, Steve has compiled more than 40 years of experience in banking, securities analysis, corporate valuation and portfolio management as an investment committee member at Nuveen in Radnor, PA; investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers; and Treasurer of Harman International.
Steve received his BA in Economics from Williams College and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Richard P. Preston
Director, Capital Markets
Rick has responsibility for marketing the firm’s investment services and assisting with portfolio management efforts. He has been involved in the securities industry for more than 30 years, most recently as First Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors and as Manager of the First Union Securities office in Augusta, GA. He continues to serve as a FINRA Registered Arbitrator.
Rick is a lifelong tennis player. He won an SEC doubles title at the University of Tennessee and was recently U.S. champion in the National Court Tennis Association 60-year-old age group. From 2004 to 2014, he served as President of the Aiken Tennis Club.
Brian M. Smith
Vice President, Research and Operations
Brian is a research analyst who joined Parvin in 2019 to handle the data and research requirements of the portfolio management team. He has 11 years of experience with financial markets and databases and also contributes to back-office operations and external consultant relations efforts to ensure all metrics are accurate and available in the major databases.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, where he also developed relevant computer, internet and gaming skills. In addition to his primary responsibilities, he is also a key resource for any client needs in cryptocurrency, banking and credit cards (including his dedicated YouTube channel for utilizing rewards and benefits).
Randi B. Bowe
Randi is responsible for communications and client service efforts at Parvin. She manages internal marketing and sales initiatives along with new accounts. Previously, Randi worked in marketing and communication roles for Lord Abbett, an equity and fixed income investment management firm, and for Dow Jones, a publishing and financial information firm – parent company of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch.
Randi received her BA in Business Marketing from Brock University in Ontario, Canada and earned a Certificate in Graphic Design and Advertising from the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Wanda M. Stewart
Wanda manages portfolio accounting operations, quarterly client reports, books and records, and other administrative functions, and also serves as liaison with the Firm’s portfolio accounting consultants and regulatory compliance advisors. Previously, she managed bookkeeping for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and worked in the accounts receivable department at the Worcester County, MD Treasurer’s Office.
Wanda is a native of Pocomoke City, MD. Active in the community, she contributes her time as a board member of the Mar-Va Theatre Performing Arts Center and as Treasurer of the Remson United Methodist Church Ladies Aide Society.
Managing risk is a critical aspect of any investment process. The preservation of capital is an important goal at Parvin,
but there is no guarantee against loss since risk is inherent in every capital allocation decision.
All portfolios are held by independent custodians.