Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager
John S. Klopp offers almost 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He is one of the founding members of Klopp Investment Management. Previously he worked at First Fiduciary Investment Counsel in Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation, Research, Trading and Compliance. John began his career at Dean Witter Reynolds' in 1986 at their Corporate Headquarters in New York City, where he was responsible for inter Broker-Dealer transactions in the Municipal Bond Trading department. He later worked in the Inter-Capital Division which contains the Investment Management arm of Dean Witter Reynolds. He is a member of the Cleveland Society of Security Analysts and is active in the Chartered Financial Analysts program. John has a B.A. in History from Ohio Wesleyan and obtained his MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.
Chief Financial Officer
Cecilia Giraldo joined Klopp Investment Management in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. She oversees all financial management matters and record-keeping. She directly assists the Chief Executive Officer on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to financial planning, budget management, cost—benefit analysis, and forecasting. Cecilia brings to Klopp Investment Management a strong accounting background and experience. Prior to joining Klopp Investment Management, she worked at Pyramyd Air Ltd for over 16 years where she held various positions including Accounting Manager & Assistant Controller. Cecilia is a native of Colombia, she graduated from Universidad Libre in Cali, Colombia with a B.A in Accounting. Cecilia is bilingual in English & Spanish.
Walter J Manns Jr. joined Klopp Investment Management LLC as Portfolio Manager in November 2016. Mr. Manns' focus is on the management of investment portfolios and business development. In addition, he will be managing the firms Concentrated Total Return Portfolio. Prior to joining Klopp Investments Management LLC., he was a Registered Investment Advisor with Cowen and Company, Morgan Stanley and RBC Wealth Management Correspondent Services. Manns brings 30 years of experience in the investment industry, working with high net worth individuals and managing their families trusts and holdings. Walter is a Registered Investment Advisor, Series 3 and 7 Securities Licensed, Life Insurance, Fixed and Variable Annuity Licensed, Long Term Care Licensed and Real Estate License by the State of Ohio. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a B.S. in Psychology, with a concentration on business. Manns has worked on the Cleveland westside community coaching high school tennis and organizing summer tennis programs, and he has organized Eco-Walks in the Cleveland Metro Parks to help foster an appreciation for the local ecology and environment.