Our Team

Our Team

Our principals have many years of experience in selecting stocks, dealing with adverse markets, and trying to take advantage of investors’ emotional overreactions to events.

John Dorfman

John DorfmanJohn is a hands-on money manager with over four decades of financial industry experience. He has managed a mutual fund, a hedge fund, and more than 100 individual accounts, and has also been a financial writer for many years.

John has shared his stock market insights as a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, executive editor of Consumer Reports, and a columnist for Bloomberg. His syndicated column appears (in print or online) in the Omaha World Herald, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Virginian Pilot, Ohio.com and Guru Focus.

  • Founded Dorfman Value Investments in 1999
  • Portfolio Manager, Lobster Fund
  • Portfolio Manager, Dorfman Value Fund
  • Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at Dreman Value Management
  • Associate Editor at Forbes
  • Executive Editor at Consumer Reports
  • Senior Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal
  • MFA from Columbia University
  • AB from Princeton University

Email John: jdorfman@dorfmanvalue.com

Ankit Patil

pic-bio-ankit-patilAnkit Patil is our trading and operations associate.

    • MAIEF from Brandeis International Business School, May 2015
    • Assistant Manager (Manufacturing), TATA Motors, Pune, India 2011–2013

Email Ankit: apatil@dorfmanvalue.com

Katharine Davidge

Katharine DavidgeKatharine joined Dorfman Value Investments (then known as Thunderstorm Capital) in 2007. She takes the reins on stock research, and reviews companies from many angles: looking at insider buy/sell activity, capitalization, balance sheets, and management style and strategy. Katharine delves into the details and uncovers information other money managers might overlook.

  • Former regional planner, Metropolitan District Commission
  • MLA from Harvard University
  • MA from University of Pennsylvania
  • BA from Bryn Mawr College

Email Katharine: kdavidge@dorfmanvalue.com

Tom Macpherson

pic-bio-tom-macphersonPrior to joining Dorfman Value Investments, Tom was Managing Director of Nintai Partners, a management consulting firm with a privately managed investment fund.

    • Former Board Member, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
    • Chairman of the Board, Hayashi Foundation
    • Former Vice-Chair and Chief Investment Officer, Harvard September 11th Scholarship Foundation
    • AM and AB and from Harvard University

Email Tom: tmacpherson@dorfmanvalue.com