U.S. Large Cap Growth Fund

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Jim Golan, CFA

a principal of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., joined the Investment Management Department in 2000, bringing over 11 years of equity research experience to the firm. Jim's initial responsibilities incorporated his significant experience covering telecommunications services and related areas. Jim is a portfolio manager on the Institutional U.S. Equities Large Cap Growth and All Cap Growth teams, and is a member of the Financial, Technology and Industrial Research teams. Prior to joining William Blair, Jim was with Citigroup Global Asset Management, the investment subsidiary of Citigroup. During his tenure at Citigroup, Jim was a key member of a team that devised valuation metrics for standardizing the analysis of domestic and international companies. Jim earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1993 and is a member of the CFA Institute and Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.

Education: B.A., DePauw University; M.B.A., Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2000

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David Ricci, CFA

a principal of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., has been with the Firm since 1994.  In early 2005, he joined the Mid Cap Growth Team as a co-manager, after 11 years in the Firm's Equity Research Department.  David was a Group Head for the Consumer and E-commerce sectors, focusing on specialty retail and e-commerce companies.  Prior to joining William Blair & Company, David was with Procter & Gamble, Melville, and Bain & company.

Education: Sc. B. magna cum laude, Brown University; M.B.A. Harvard Business School.