C. Michael Hazard founded Westfield Capital Management in 1989. He currently serves as an Advisory Board member of Westfield Capital and remains involved with the firm from a strategic perspective. 


Meet Our Founder

From 1989 to 2001, Mr. Hazard was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westfield Capital Management.  Prior to founding Westfield Capital Management in 1989, he was the Co-Founder of Essex Investment Management Company, Inc. Previously he ran the Portfolio Management Service division of White, Weld & Company, Inc.  His career in the investment industry began at Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company where he served as a Security Analyst.

Currently Mike is Chief Executive Officer of SM Capital Management.  He is also a director of Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Company, New York, a subsidiary of Boston Private Financial Holdings.

Before assuming his present position in 2003, Mr. Hazard was Vice Chairman of Boston Private Financial Holdings from 2001 to 2003. 

Mr. Hazard holds a BA from Yale University and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Hazard is Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the South Ferry Church Association in Narragansett, Rhode Island. He serves on the Investment Committees of South County Hospital in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Care New England Health System, Kent Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Perkins School for the Blind, and Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center.  He is a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War.  He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, Sue.  He is the father of four children and has thirteen grandchildren.


William A. Muggia | President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
“Our focus is finding valuable franchises that are misunderstood by our competitors and our peers.”

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Richard D. Lee, CFA | Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer
“The level of innovation and pace of change in the technology sector has never been higher. This will drive an even wider bifurcation between winners and losers; therefore, it has never been more important to be exposed to the right end markets, product cycles and customers. ”

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Rajat Babbar, CFA | Partner, Head of Portfolio Strategy/Risk Management
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Nate B. Cunningham | Vice President
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Scott R. Emerman, CFA | Partner
“How companies in the Consumer Discretionary space are able to deal with rising input costs will determine the winners and the losers in the current environment. Strong brands with real pricing power will stand out against a back drop of higher costs.”

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Samuel D. Ensslin | Vice President
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Robert T. Flores | Managing Partner, Director of Disruptive Technology and Innovation
“There is never a dull moment covering technology; the industry is constantly changing. The prolific development of technology—for both business and consumer markets—that gives access to data and applications anywhere, anytime, on any device is driving exciting innovation.”

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William R. Gilchrist | Partner, Portfolio Analyst
“We have a group of smart, hardworking, confident investment team members. They are strong in their convictions and ideas, but are willing to acquiesce if the facts change.”

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Marissa Guzzo | Research Analyst
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Yushu Han | Research Analyst
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Garth W. Jonson, CFA | Vice President
“Westfield represents something fairly unique in the investment business: a truly collaborative environment. References to being part of a team are almost always overplayed, but the culture here really does feel like we’re all pulling on the same oar, striving toward a common goal.”

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Joseph M. Kearney | Senior Security Analyst
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Pete Kendall | Research Analyst
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Paul D. McHugh | Director of ESG Research
“Sustainability factors – economic, environmental, social and governance criteria – help drive a company’s returns over the long term. Companies that embed sustainability into their business strategy are more innovative and are able to generate incremental growth opportunities, enhance operating efficiencies, and reduce risk. In short, it’s a proxy for management quality. ”

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Ethan J. Meyers, CFA | Managing Partner, Director of Research
“Information changes every day. The challenge of investing is to anticipate how that information is going to impact the companies in which we are investing.”

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John M. Montgomery | Managing Partner, Portfolio Strategist & Chief Operating Officer
“The Committee Process is unique in that it allows the analysts to enjoy the intrinsic rewards of being a relative expert in a given field while contributing meaningfully to the debate around all portfolio holdings.”

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Michael T. Poe | Partner
“Nearly all Financial Services companies are impacted by a constantly shifting macro environment and an evolving regulatory landscape. The ability to combine an understanding of these trends with fundamental bottom-up stock selection will lead to out sized investment returns within the Financials space.”

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Jehanne E. Reed, CFA | Research Analyst
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Matthew R. Renna | Managing Partner
“Pharma and Biotech R&D productivity is finally on the rise, yielding exciting new product cycles to drive industry growth. Couple that with a resurgence in M&A activity to leverage existing infrastructure, and we are seeing tremendous opportunities to generate investment returns within the therapeutics space.”

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Edward D. Richardson | Partner
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Amanda M. Schoewe | Research Analyst
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Kevin H. Shin | Vice President
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