Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer

  • University of Florida, B.S., B.A., 1966

Chartered Investment Counselor

Mr. Canakaris joined Montag & Caldwell in 1972 as a portfolio manager and research analyst.  He currently serves as Chairman since January 1, 2006 and Co-Chief Investment Officer.  He previously held the roles of Director of Research (from 1973 to June 2009); of President (from 1984 to June 30, 2009); of Chief Executive Officer (from 1997 through 2005); and of Chief Investment Officer (from 1984 to March 31, 2017).  In addition, Mr. Canakaris edits its quarterly Economic & Investment Outlook, and he is frequently quoted in the business and investment press. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and Chairman of the Annunciation Cathedral Endowment Foundation of the Greek Orthodox Church. Mr. Canakaris is a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons.  His professional affiliations include the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals, former Trustee.


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