Research / Capital Markets Team
Evan Yerega | Vice President, Treasurer
Evan Yerega serves as the Treasurer for the real estate team. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in July 2019, Evan was with KeyCorp for over ten years where he held various roles of increasing responsibility in the Finance, Treasury, Credit Risk and Commercial Real Estate groups. Most recently, he worked in the Income Property Group where he managed a $300MM portfolio of commercial real estate loans. Evan holds a BBA in Finance and Economics from Ohio University.
RANK DAWSON, CFA | VIce President, Research and Strategy
Rank O. Dawson, CFA, is a Vice President focusing on research and strategy. Rank joined Boyd Watterson Asset Management in 2016. Prior to joining the company, Rank was a credit analyst and a member of the mutual fund research team with Key Private Bank in Cleveland. He also served as an investment research analyst at UBS. Rank holds a CFA Charter from CFA Institute, an MBA from Xavier University, and a BA from the University of Dayton. Rank is a member of the CFA Society of Cleveland and CFA Institute.
Steve Berhalter | assistant vice president, Data Management AnalysT
Steve T. Berhalter is a Data Management Analyst for the real estate and fixed income divisions. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson, Steve worked in Strategy for Sony PlayStation focusing on international expansion and for Caesars Entertainment as a joint venture financial analyst. Steve earned an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and a BA from John Carroll University.
Arseny Zakharov | Data Analyst
Arseny M. Zakharov is a Data Analyst for the real estate and fixed income divisions. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson, Arseny pursued an academic career with interests in dynamical systems, optimization and data mining. He developed the software for the data mining and processing in DNA study at Concordia University, QC. He also had several articles published during his academic career. Arseny earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from University of Maryland, College Park (UMDCP), and a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Voronezh State University, Russia.
Ram Gullapalli | Business Intelligence Analyst
Ram A. Gullapalli is a Business Intelligence Analyst for the real estate and fixed income divisions. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson, Ram worked as a Research Assistant focusing on process optimization using advanced technologies. Additionally, Ram also worked as a Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions where he built digital applications for book publishers. He holds an MS in Business Analytics from the Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Youngstown State University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India.
Ken Kilpatrick | Research Analyst
Ken C. Kilpatrick is a Research Analyst for the real estate team. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson, Ken worked at First National Bank of PA as a Financial Analyst. Ken holds a BS in Finance from Youngstown State University. He is currently enrolled in the CFA program.
John Hyland | Research Analyst
John P. Hyland is a Research Analyst for the real estate team. Jack started at Boyd Watterson as an Intern assisting sales staff and portfolio managers for the institutional and advisor channel teams. Prior to joining Boyd, he was an intern at Strategic Value Bank Partners, LLC as well as AXA Advisors. His experience includes assisting securities analysts and managing partners with a hedge fund for high net worth individuals and assisting financial advisors with retail client interactions. Jack holds a BBA from John Carroll University.
Alain Perez | Research Analyst
Alain Perez is a Research Analyst for the real estate team. Alain started at Boyd Watterson as an Intern assisting the real estate team with qualitative and quantitative research. Alain holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Oberlin College.
Daniel Elzeer | Research Analyst
Daniel J. Elzeer is a Research Analyst for the real estate team. Dan started at Boyd Watterson as an Intern assisting the real estate team with research. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson, he was a District Manager Intern at Aldi Inc. and an Intern at Clearsulting, LLC. Dan holds a BBA with a concentration in Finance from Cleveland State University.