Phil is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities. He serves as lead portfolio manager for all actively managed U.S. small-cap and SMID-cap equity strategies. He also co-manages Global Small Cap equity strategies as well as having research responsibilities for the U.S. small-cap materials sector. Phil joined the firm in 1990 and was previously in corporate acquisitions and divestitures before moving to the equity group in 2000. He received an MBA from Drake University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Kansas State University. Phil has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.