The members of our seasoned management team are passionate about delivering the highest level of client service and business excellence.
Ashi S. ParikhChief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Ashi Parikh is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of RidgeWorth Investments, a position that he assumed in July 2010. Ashi is responsible for leading the overall strategic direction and growth of the firm. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer for each of RidgeWorth’s boutiques, and serves as a member of the RidgeWorth Holdings LLC Board of Directors and as an Interested Trustee of the RidgeWorth Funds’ Board of Trustees. Ashi’s previous roles at RidgeWorth include President and Chief Investment Officer, which he held from March 2008 to July 2010, and Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Equities, which he held from September 2006 to March 2008.
Prior to joining RidgeWorth in 2006, Ashi worked for Eagle Institutional Growth Advisors as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for Growth Equities. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1988 with a degree in Economics and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Ashi has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Ashi is a member of the Board of Directors for the Investment Working Group of The Ohio State University Endowments & Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Action Ministries Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on leading people out of poverty by concentrating on hunger relief, housing and education.
Jim Stueve, CFP®President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing
Jim Stueve is President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing of RidgeWorth Investments. He oversees all mutual fund business activities, institutional and retail sales and all client service efforts for the firm. He joined RidgeWorth in November of 2007.
Jim most recently served as Executive Vice President and Director of Sales for AIM Distributors Incorporated. Over his 15 year career at AIM, he was in leadership roles overseeing their institutional, platform and retail sales activities. Jim began his career in financial services in 1986. He has a wide range of investment experience, which includes roles selling life insurance, as a research analyst and as a wholesaler for various mutual funds, annuity and retirement products.
Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Economics from Valparaiso University. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63 and 65 registrations.
Jim is a current trustee for the Foundation for Financial Planning. He formerly served on the Corporate Resource Council of the Financial Planning Association. He is the former President and trustee for the West University Elementary Foundation.
Julia ShortPresident and Chief Executive Officer, RidgeWorth Funds
Julia Short serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of RidgeWorth Funds and as a Managing Director of RidgeWorth Investments. She was appointed to these positions in June 2007 and August 2004, respectively. In her capacity as President, Julia is responsible for the overall management of the Funds. Her duties include primary interface with the Funds’ independent Board of Trustees, the oversight of the Funds’ various service providers, and representation of the interests of the Funds within the Management Committee of RidgeWorth. In addition, she prepares analysis regarding product development and strategy as it pertains to the existing product line-up as well as potential new funds managing asset classes which are not currently offered by the Funds. Julia works closely with the Distribution Team, providing thought leadership and critical Fund transactional and performance data.
Prior to joining RidgeWorth, Julia served within the Global Fund Services and Brokerage Services Divisions of SEI Investments, Inc., of Oaks, Pennsylvania, where she provided various mutual fund administration and distribution related services to bank mutual fund platforms, one of which was the antecedent of RidgeWorth.
Julia was awarded a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Physics. In addition, she holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. She has worked in the mutual fund industry since 1996.
John H. StebbinsChief Financial Officer
John Stebbins is Chief Financial Officer for RidgeWorth Investments. John is responsible for managing a variety of key functions within the firm including accounting, finance, management reporting and incentive plan administration. John joined RidgeWorth in 2000, after seven years in the internal audit department of SunTrust Banks, Inc.
He graduated from Emory University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). John has worked in the financial services industry since 1993.