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The 2012 Annual Claremont Finance Conference

Boom and Bust: A Discussion of Investing in a Dichotomous Market

Les Waite joined Lombardia Capital Partners in 2003 after serving as CEO, CIO, and founding principal of Los Angeles-based Waite & Associates, an institutional asset management company . Prior to starting Waite & Associates, Mr. Waite worked for George D. Bjurman & Associates and Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Mr. Waite serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company, one of the largest metals service center companies in the United States. He also serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Compensation and Stock Option Committee.

Mr. Waite is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. Economics. He received his MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr. Waite is a CFA charterholder.