John Virant (Sr)
Principal, Portfolio Manager
John is a Principal and Portfolio Manager for Eidelman Virant Capital. His primary responsibility is managing investment portfolios. Prior to 2010, John was Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer with HM Capital Management. Prior to HM Capital, John was a SVP and Senior Portfolio Manager with Wachovia Securities. Early in his career, John held positions with PaineWebber, Prudential Securities, Stix & Co, and Walston & Co. John received his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Louis University.
John Virant (Jr)
John is a Principal for Eidelman Virant Capital. His primary responsibilities are client relations and investment research. Prior to joining Eidelman Virant Capital in 2011, John worked at recorded music label Rounder Records for 25 years, serving as President & CEO from 1998 until its sale in 2010 to Concord Music Group, and then as President through the end of 2017. Under John’s leadership, the label’s artists won over 40 Grammy Awards (including Album and Record of the Year for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand). John was Executive Producer on two award-winning documentary films about Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and Time Stand Still. John received his B.A. from New York University in 1988 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1992.
Client Service & Operations Specialist
Karen is a Client Service & Operations Specialist for Eidelman Virant Capital. Karen has worked with John Virant since 1973 and Eidelman Virant Capital since 2010. Her primary responsibilities include client service, reporting, accounting, and other back office operations.