Leaders in Value Investing.
Founders, Owners, and Portfolio Managers.
Chief Executive Office and
Chief Investment Officer
Jonathan C. Angrist
Prior to co-founding Cognios Capital, Mr. Angrist was a Co-Owner of and Portfolio Manager at Helzberg Angrist Capital ("HAC"), the predecessor firm to Cognios. HAC was an alternative asset investment firm specializing in deep value, long/short equity hedge fund management. Mr. Angrist was also the Chief Investment Officer for Brandmeyer Enterprises, a Single Family Office from 2010 – 2019. Prior to HAC, Mr. Angrist was a Portfolio Manager for a mutual fund company, The Buffalo Funds, where he launched and managed the Buffalo Micro Cap Fund. Mr. Angrist also served as a Principal with the private equity firm Harvest Partners, Inc. in New York City. Prior to that he was a senior consultant for a leading, independent management consulting firm. Mr. Angrist's educational background includes an MBA and a B.S. (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Tulane University.
Chief Operating Officer
Brian J. Machtley
Prior to co-founding Cognios Capital, Mr. Machtley was a Senior Analyst at Helzberg Angrist Capital, the predecessor firm to Cognios. Mr. Machtley was also the Executive Vice President for Brandmeyer Enterprises, a Single Family Office from 2010 – 2019. Previously, Mr. Machtley served as an associate portfolio manager at a Chicago-based hedge fund manager focused on micro-capitalization equities. Prior to that, Mr. Machtley worked in investment banking where he worked on a wide variety of engagements including sell-side M&A transactions, buy-side M&A transactions, business recapitalizations, fairness opinions, valuation appraisals and other financial advisory assignments. Mr. Machtley received his B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Finance and Economics from Drake University.