Drake Craig, CFA
Principal / Portfolio Manager / President
Drake Craig is the portfolio manager responsible for managing Herndon Capital Management, LLC‘s Large Cap US Growth Equity product. Drake is also one of the three portfolio managers responsible for managing our Large Cap US Core Equity product.
Prior to joining the company in January 2002, he spent 7 years at NCM Capital Management Group in Durham, N.C. rising from senior equity analyst to Senior Vice President and Director of Equities where during that period, he oversaw a 9-member equity investment team that managed approximately $5 billion in equity assets. Drake managed one of the firm's largest products, an approximate $1.5 billion broad growth portfolio which included a sub-advisory relationship with the Calvert Group. Prior to that he was an equity analyst at Edward Jones & Co. responsible for making stock recommendations in consumer oriented sectors.
Drake received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Morehouse College in 1989, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997 and an Executive MBA from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina.