Compliance Team

Dean McQuiddy, CFA

Co-Founding Principal
Director of Equity, CCO
Start of Sawgrass Career: 1998

Mr. McQuiddy is a Principal of Sawgrass, directs the firm’s equity management and research efforts and is the lead portfolio manager for the Small Cap Growth Equity product. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including equity research, management and strategic planning.

Prior to Sawgrass, he spent 15 years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., solely responsible for creating the firm’s small growth product in January of 1987.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is also a member.

Andy Cantor, CFA

Co-Founding Principal
Compliance / Investment Advisor
Start of Sawgrass Career: 1998

Mr. Cantor is a Principal of Sawgrass and is currently a compliance and investment advisor to the firm. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including management and strategic planning. His experience includes over 30 years of experience managing funds for pension, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, corporate reserves and individuals.

Prior to Sawgrass, he spent 15 years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., responsible for creating the institutional group’s fixed income investment discipline and head of all taxable fixed income assets, and two years with Gulf United Corporation, responsible for economic and interest rate analysis and the management of approximately $1.1 billion in fixed income investments.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University,  a M.A. in Economics from the University of South Carolina, and earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member. He is also a member and has served as a former President of the Jacksonville Financial Analysts Society.

Matthew Murray, IACCP

Compliance Officer
Start of Sawgrass Career: 2015

Mr. Murray is a Compliance Officer at Sawgrass, responsible for coordinating with the Chief Compliance Officer to assure the firm remains compliant with applicable regulations and industry best practices, and to help build and maintain the company’s culture of compliance.

Prior to joining Sawgrass, he spent time in regulations licensing and investment support at Fidelity Investments, as well as regulatory supervision at Merrill Lynch.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Food and Resource Economics and a Masters of Agribusiness from The University of Florida.