Mr. Tashjian is President and CEO of CAM Capital Advisors, an opportunistic valued based manager in all asset classes. Prior to starting CAM Capital Advisors, he was Chief Executive Office of Provident Investment Counsel (PIC), a Pasadena-based investment company that specializes in growth stocks across all capitalization. During his time with PIC (1981 – 2005), Mr. Tashjian was an integral part of the company's growth.
In 1995, he was intimately involved in the sale of PIC to United Asset Management, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. He would go on to serve on its board of directors. At the time of the sale, PIC was one of the largest money management acquisitions in the history of the industry.
Near the end of 2000, United Asset Management was acquired by Old Mutual PLC (OM) the largest and oldest financial institution in South Africa. With PIC once again on the move, Mr. Tashjian was, again, instrumental in negotiating a successful monetary transaction for the principals of PIC for a change in corporate governance.
Prior to joining PIC, Mr. Tashjian worked for the Bank of America, both in retail banking and Corporate Finance. His professional career in investment management spans over 20 years.
Mr. Tashjian's community and corporate activities include directorships of Annandale Gold Club where he served as its president in 2001, Bavarian Specialty Food Products, Southland Title Corporation until it was sold in 2004 to Land America Financial group a New York Stock Exchange company, and the San Gabriel Valley chapter of Boy Scouts of America. He currently serves on the advisory council of the USC Entrepreneur Program, the advisory boards of Linage Capital Partners and PGP Capital Advisors, and the National Advisory Council for the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. He helped found and now serves on the board of directors for Professional Business Bank in Pasadena, California.
In 2002, Mr. Tashjian conceptualized and funded the Center for Investment Studies' Capital Markets Training Room. He and his wife Karen continue to ardently support the Center for Investment Studies and the Student Investment Fund. Mr. Tashjian has served as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Investment Studies since the inception of the center.
Mr. Tashjian holds a BS in finance and an MBA from the University of Southern California.