Co-Managing Partners

Stephen Memishian

Stephen Memishian began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in 1970. In 1976, he joined Columbia Pictures Industries, a client, as an executive in the feature film division. In 1979, he helped to found APM, ultimately one of the largest specialized hospital consulting firms.

Steve moved to Paine Webber in 1984 as senior vice president of the equity research division and, later, the investment banking division. He joined W.P. Stewart & Company in April 1989 as chief operating officer. Steve held that position for a number of years, eventually moving fully to equity research and portfolio management. He left W.P. Stewart at the end of 2000 to co-found DSM.

Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tufts University, and a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is active at MIT, presently serving on the North American Executive Advisory Board, and also on the Finance Group Advisory Board, of the Sloan School of Management. He is a past chairman of the Council for the Arts at MIT. He is also a past trustee of the Greenwich Country Day School. Steve holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Daniel Strickberger

Daniel Strickberger began his career in 1979 as a credit analyst, first at Morgan Guaranty, and later at Bank of Tokyo. He joined Oppenheimer & Co. as a securities analyst in 1982. He joined Lazard Freres & Co. later that year, after Oppenheimer & Co. was sold.

Dan was appointed Director of Research of Lazard Freres Asset Management in 1987 and was made a general partner of Lazard Freres & Co. in 1988. He was one of two senior portfolio managers supervising Lazard’s domestic equity investments. Dan also developed and was the senior portfolio manager of Lazard’s international equities portfolio. Dan joined W.P. Stewart & Co. in 1991 where he served as senior portfolio manager and equity analyst, managing a substantial portion of the firm’s assets. Dan left W.P. Stewart in 2000 to co-found DSM.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from New York University. Dan serves on the Investment Committee of the University of Delaware Endowment.