Small Cap

Madison's Small Cap Equity strategy invests in enduring businesses that are strategically positioned in attractive industries and run by strong management teams. 

Our bottom-up analysis identifies prospective holdings which are selling at what we believe to be substantially discounted prices in light of their current results and future earnings potential.

The strategy is led by Faraz Farzam and Aaron Garcia.


Small Cap Equity

This strategy invests primarily in companies within small the cap market. Madison Small Cap is a high conviction portfolio of typically 50-90 securities with large core positions.

Strategy Overview | Madison Small Cap Fund Quarterly Commentary + Fact Sheet

Rich Eisinger
Head of Equities, Large & Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Haruki Toyama
Director of Research, Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Maya Bittar, CFA®
Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Dave Geisler
Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Matt Hayner, CFA®
Large Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Andy Romanowich, CFA®
Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Connor Jones
U.S. Equity Analyst

Rich Eisinger

Head of Equities, Large & Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Rich serves as Head of Equities, portfolio manager for Madison’s mid-cap strategies and is an equity analyst for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Rich has been working in the financial services industry since 1994 and joined Madison in 1998. He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville and his MBA from Cornell University.

Haruki Toyama

Director of Research, Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Haruki serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s mid-cap strategies and is an equity analyst for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Haruki has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and joined
Madison in 2014. He earned his B.A. in music and economics from Brown University and MBA from Cornell University.

Maya Bittar, CFA®

Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Maya, CFA, specializes in customized portfolio management for Madison’s high net-worth relationships. Maya also serves on our Customized Solutions team working with Insurance Asset Management. Maya began her career at First Wisconsin Bank (U.S. Bank) in 1986. After her early years in credit analysis, Maya moved to the investment business. From 1993 to 1998, Maya co-managed the Firstar Growth & Income Fund. Subsequent to her time at Firstar, Maya worked at Wellington Management Company for sixteen years as a portfolio manager on several strategies including Core Equity, Strategic Growth and Focused Equity. In addition to portfolio management, her role included fundamental research and client service. Prior to joining Madison in 2018, Maya served as a multi-sector analyst on the global equity team at Artisan Partners, LLC., focusing on companies in the United States, Europe and Japan. Maya holds a BBA (Accounting), an MBA (International Business) and an MS (Finance) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison including participating in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Dave Geisler

Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Dave specializes in customized portfolio management for Madison’s private client relationships. Dave also serves on our Customized Solutions team working with Insurance Asset Management. Dave has been working in the financial services industry since 2004 and prior to joining Madison, he worked at Lateef Investment Management, Artisan Partners and Cowen and Company. Dave graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Economics, Highest Distinction, and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley with certificates in Management of Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

Matt Hayner, CFA®

Large Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Matt, CFA, serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s large-cap strategies and is an equity analyst for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Matt has been working in the financial services industry since 2002 and joined Madison in 2002. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Andy Romanowich, CFA®

Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Andy, CFA, serves as an portfolio manager for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Andy has been working in the financial services industry since 2004 and joined Madison in 2009. He earned his B.S. and M.S.
in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Connor Jones

U.S. Equity Analyst
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Connor is an Equity Analyst on Madison’s U. S. Equity Team. His primary focus is on the small cap equity research effort. Connor joined Madison from Marquette University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Finance and was a student in the selective Applied Investment Management Program.

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Any performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Non-deposit investment products are not federally insured, involve investment risk, may lose value and are not obligations of, or guaranteed by, any financial institution. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate.

This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security.

Consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of Madison Funds carefully before investing. Each fund's prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Call 800.877.6089 or visit madisonfunds.com to obtain a prospectus and read it carefully before investing. | An investment in small cap securities is subject to risk and there can be no assurance that the account will achieve its investment objective. The risks associated with an investment can increase during times of significant market volatility. The principal risks of investing include: equity risk, small cap price volatility risk, small cap illiquidity risk, value investing risk, ETF risk, capital gain realization risks to taxpaying shareholders, and foreign security and emerging market risk. Investing in small, mid-size or emerging growth companies involves greater risks not associated with investing in more established companies, such as business risk, significant stock price fluctuations and illiquidity. Contact Madison for more detailed information regarding these risks.