Mr. Donovan is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Boston Partners and portfolio manager for BP Large Cap Value portfolios. He is responsible for strategic and tactical operating decisions affecting the firm. He was one of the founding partners of Boston Partners Asset Management in 1995. He joined the firm from The Boston Company where he was Senior Vice President and equity portfolio manager. He also spent five years as a consulting associate with Kaplan, Smith & Associates, and two years as a securities analyst for Value Line Inc. Mr. Donovan holds a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has thirty-eight years of investment experience.
Joseph (“Jay”) F. Feeney, Jr.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Feeney is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Boston Partners. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic, financial and operating decisions, and all aspects of investment management including the firm’s fundamental and quantitative research groups. He was one of the original partners of Boston Partners Asset Management in 1995. Prior to assuming these roles, he was Director of Research. Mr. Feeney joined Boston Partners upon its inception in 1995 from Putnam Investments where he managed mortgage-backed securities portfolios. He began his career at the Bank of Boston where he was a loan officer specializing on
highly leveraged loan portfolios. Mr. Feeney holds a B.S. degree in finance from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. with High Honors from the University of Chicago. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is past President of the Fixed Income Management Society of Boston. He has thirty-four years of investment experience.
Matthew J. Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Davis has been the Chief Operating Officer of Boston Partners since May 2017. He was Boston Partners’ Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through April 2017, and its Controller from 2005 through 2008. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees the firm’s Facilities and Operations, Information Technology, and Human Resources Departments. Mr. Davis is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York. He began his career with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now known as Deloitte & Touche) having worked there from 1987-1997. From 1997-2005, Mr. Davis was employed by Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, his last position as that of Director and Controller. He received his BBA in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University in May 1987. Mr. Davis is a Certified Public Accountant, Registered Financial Principal (Series 27) and Registered Operations Professional (Series 99). He has been in the financial services industry for over thirty-two years.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Varner is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Boston Partners. As Chief Financial Officer, he oversees Finance and Operational Risk Management. Mr. Varner joined the firm in 2006 as its Assistant Controller, became the Controller in 2008. In May 2017, he became the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Varner spent seven years working for Lazard as a Senior Vice President. Before that, he worked as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Caliber Learning Network, spent three years as a Financial Manager at USF&G, and two years as a Financial Analyst at Microbiological Associates, Inc. He began his career with Westinghouse Electric Company as an Accountant in the Controllers Department. Mr. Varner received his BBA in Finance with an Economics minor from James Madison University, and received his MBA and MSF from Loyola University Maryland. He has been in the financial services industry for over twenty-three years.