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Kenneth E. Kuhrt, CPA
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Kenneth E. Kuhrt, CPA

Executive Vice President
Co-Portfolio Manager
Ariel Small Cap Value and Ariel Small Cap Value Concentrated
Portfolio Manager
Ariel Fund
Ken serves as co-portfolio manager for our small cap value and small cap value concentrated strategies as well as portfolio manager for Ariel Fund. In his research capacity, Ken covers consumer products and services, industrials, and financial services companies. Prior to joining Ariel as a research analyst in 2004, he spent more than two years with William Blair & Company, LLC, most recently as a senior investment banking analyst. Ken also worked as a senior auditor at KPMG, LLP. He earned a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago, and he is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Sabrina Carollo
Sabrina Carollo, CFA

Sabrina Carollo, CFA®

Senior Vice President
Director of Research Operations
Sabrina oversees the department’s broker relationships. As a research analyst she specializes in health care and office supply companies. Prior to joining Ariel in 2001, she spent seven years at William Blair & Company, LLC, mainly as a research associate. Sabrina is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. She is also a member of Rush University Medical Center’s Associates Board. Sabrina graduated from Ball State University with a BA in accounting and earned her MBA in healthcare management from Loyola University.
John P. Miller, CFA
John P. Miller, CFA

John P. Miller, CFA®

Senior Vice President
Co-Portfolio Manager
Ariel Small/Mid Cap Value
Portfolio Manager
Ariel Fund
John serves as co-portfolio manager for our small/mid cap value strategy as well as portfolio manager for Ariel Fund, our complementary mutual fund. He has been an integral part of Ariel’s investment team for over 30 years and has conducted stock analysis for that entire period. John’s current research focus is on asset management and consumer products and services companies. Prior to joining Ariel in 1989, John worked for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. in its institutional equity division. He earned a BB in management from Western Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Additionally, John is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.
James Kenny, CFA
James Kenny, CFA

James Kenny, CFA®

Vice President, Research
Jim focuses on services and industrials as a research analyst. He joined Ariel in 2008 as a summer intern and returned as a full-time research analyst in 2010. Previously, he served as a managing consultant for Navigant Consulting for three years. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Jim graduated summa cum laude with a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and earned his MBA with honors distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
John Oxtoby
John Oxtoby

John T. Oxtoby

Senior Vice President, Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing
John is Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing on Ariel’s domestic equity team. John joined the firm in 2014 and works with portfolio managers and analysts to evaluate the ESG risks and opportunities in current and prospective investments. Under John’s direction, Ariel’s ESG team leads proactive engagement strategies with portfolio companies to improve performance on material ESG issues. John also teaches ESG and impact investing at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Prior to joining Ariel, John served in the Obama-Biden White House as Associate Director of the President’s Jobs Council, a CEO-led advisory council focused on growing the clean energy economy and expanding workforce training. John also worked as a special assistant in the White House Office of Public Engagement and as an aide to the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. John holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential administered by SASB and the Sustainability and Climate Risk certification administered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He graduated with a BA in economics from Harvard College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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