Management Team

Colson
Eric R. Colson
Chief Executive Officer

Eric R. Colson, CFA, is a managing director and chief executive officer of Artisan Partners. Mr. Colson also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Artisan Partners Asset Management. Prior to joining the firm in January 2005, Mr. Colson was an executive vice president of Callan Associates, Inc. where he managed the institutional consulting group, providing business and investment advice to asset management firms.

Mr. Colson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California-Irvine.
 

Daley
Charles (C.J.) Daley Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Charles (C.J.) Daley, Jr. is a managing director and chief financial officer of Artisan Partners. Prior to joining the firm in July 2010, Mr. Daley was principal, chief financial officer and treasurer of Legg Mason, Inc.

Mr. Daley holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland/College Park. He is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.
 

Gottlieb
Jason A. Gottlieb
President

Jason A. Gottlieb is a managing director and president of Artisan Partners. Prior to joining the firm in October 2016, Mr. Gottlieb was a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs where he was a leader in Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Investment & Manager Selection Group and a portfolio manager on the Goldman Sachs Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund.

Mr. Gottlieb holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Siena College and a master’s degree in finance from Fordham University.
 

Johnson
Sarah A. Johnson
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Sarah A. Johnson is a managing director and general counsel of Artisan Partners. Prior to joining Artisan Partners in July 2002, Ms. Johnson practiced law with the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC in Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northwestern University and a juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
 

Christopher J. Krein
Christopher J. Krein
Executive Vice President

Christopher J. Krein is a managing director and Artisan Partners’ head of Global Distribution. Prior to his current role, Mr. Krein was responsible for institutional marketing and client service for the Artisan Partners Developing World Team. Prior to joining Artisan Partners in September 2015, Mr. Krein was head of institutional distribution at WisdomTree Asset Management where he was responsible for marketplace research, product placement and formulating a distribution strategy.

Mr. Krein holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from DeSales University.

Eileen Kwei
Eileen L. Kwei
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Eileen L. Kwei, CFA, is a managing director and chief administrative officer of Artisan Partners. From February 2018 to February 2021, Ms. Kwei was responsible for institutional marketing and client service for the Artisan Partners Credit Team. Prior to February 2018, Ms. Kwei was a relationship manager for the Artisan Partners Global Equity Team. Prior to joining Artisan Partners in 2013, Ms. Kwei was a principal and senior investment consultant at Mercer Investments, where her responsibilities included managing Mercer Investments’ San Francisco office and providing investment consulting services to institutional clients.

Ms. Kwei holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California-Berkeley.

Ramirez
Gregory K. Ramirez
Executive Vice President

Gregory K. Ramirez is a managing director and head of Securities and Trade Operations as well as of Vehicle Administration for Artisan Partners. Mr. Ramirez also serves as chair of the Artisan Risk and Integrity Committee. Prior to joining the firm in July 1997, Mr. Ramirez was an audit manager with Price Waterhouse, focusing on investment company audits and reviewing transfer agency controls.

Mr. Ramirez holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.