Fundamentally Focused

Our Team

Ron Holt Jr., CFA - Image

Ron Holt Jr., CFA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ronald Holt Jr. is the Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of PREMIS Capital Partners, Inc. (“PREMIS”). Prior to establishing PREMIS on October 1, 2014, Mr. Holt worked for 17 years at Hansberger Global Investors, Inc., where he served as President, and Chief Executive Officer. HGI was a global institutional money manager that managed over $13 billion in assets at its peak. Under Mr. Holt’s direction HGI maintained research and investment offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA; Hong Kong, China; Mumbai, India; Moscow, Russia; and Burlington, Canada. In his role as CEO, Mr. Holt was responsible for the development of the firm’s strategic plan to advance the company's mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability, and growth for the organization. In his role as Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Value Team, Mr. Holt shared responsibilities for the overall management of the Investment, Research and Marketing activities for HGI’s Value mandates Mr. Holt has visited various countries on five continents, for the purpose of researching new stock ideas, meeting with government officials, and researching new business ventures for HGI

Prior to joining HGI in 1997 Mr. Holt began his career at Merrill Lynch, where he spent six years in various capacities related to international equity research and marketing. Mr. Holt obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1991, then went on to attended New York University where he received an MBA in Finance in 1996. Mr. Holt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. 

As part of his corporate mission, Mr. Holt promotes good corporate citizenship and feels it is important that his firm serve as a positive force in their local community. Thru Hansberger Global Investors (now PREMIS) sponsored, organized, and participated in various community service projects throughout the year, including sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity, The Broward Wellness Center, Family Central, Food for the Poor and the United Way.

Mr. Holt has been quoted in the financial press and appeared on various business news programs. In 2006 he was named as one of Black Enterprise’s “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street” and “The 2007 Hot List: America’s Most Powerful Players Under 40.

Mary Foglia - Image

Mary Foglia

Senior Vice President & Director of Trading

Mary Foglia serves as Senior Vice President & Director of Trading. Mary joined Hansberger in 1997 and was responsible for coordinating HGI's dual trading operations in Fort Lauderdale and Hong Kong. Prior to joining HGI, Mary was responsible for all European trading at Wellington Management in Boston. Mary also served over nine years as a trader and administrator in both developed and emerging markets at Templeton Investment Counsel Inc. She started her industry career in 1986, and has a Bachelor of Science from St. Benedicts College in Minnesota and a degree in Hispanic language from the University of Barcelona in Spain. Mary is also a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP).

Stan Dejak

Vice President - Research & Portfolio Management

Stan Dejak has over twenty years of experience in international investments, economics and business. He started his career in 1990 as an investment consultant in Yugoslavia, specializing in valuations of state-owned enterprises. After returning to the US in 1993, he joined American Express Financial Corporation (Ameriprise) as an international economic analyst and then a Latin American equity analyst. Stan was hired by Aberdeen Asset Management in 1996 to help open the company’s first office in the US, and served as the Head of Latin American Equity Investments and as a member of the Emerging Markets Portfolio Management Team. In 2011, Stan joined Hansberger Global Investors, which later became PREMIS Capital Partners.