John Micklitsch, CFA CAIA

President & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Micklitsch joined Ancora in 2006 and currently serves as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and President. In addition to these responsibilities, John manages multi-asset class separate accounts for the firm’s high net worth and institutional clients. Prior to joining Ancora, John was lead portfolio manager for the small cap value strategy at Allegiant Asset Management, the institutional money management division of National City Corporation. During his tenure, he was responsible for assets in excess of $1 billion, including the strategy’s publicly traded mutual fund and separate accounts. In 2003, he joined Fifth Third Asset Management, where he researched and managed small and micro cap stocks for the firm’s mutual funds and individual accounts. John began his money management career in 1996 at the firm of Robert E. Torray & Company Inc. where he was an analyst and head trader on the firm’s $5 billion large cap value strategy.

John has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. He also serves on the boards of Biltmore Trust and Baldwin Wallace University and sits on the investment committees of the United Way of Greater Cleveland and Bluecoats Inc.


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