Walton D. Pearson
Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
35 Years Industry Experience
Walton D. Pearson joined Brown Capital Management in 2005. He is a member of the Management Committee, which is the firm’s governing body. Prior to joining Brown Capital Management, Walt served as a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Putnam Investments and as an SVP and senior portfolio manager at Alliance Bernstein Capital Management. He holds an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School and a BS in management from St. Francis College, where he graduated cum laude. Walt is a 2006 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program and a former board member of the Center for Urban Families and the Baltimore School for the Arts. He previously served on the Garrison Forest School and the Park School investment committees. In addition, Walt served on the board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship for over 10 years and was also a trustee of the Baltimore Community Foundation. As one of the founding members of the National Association of Securities Professionals Boston chapter, Walt was named the organization’s first president. Currently, Walt is a trustee of St. Francis College, where he received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. He also serves on the NCAA Board of Governors Finance and Audit Committee Investment Subcommittee.