Biography

Robert M. Hanisee, CFA
Managing Director
Trust Company of the West

Robert M. Hanisee

Mr. Hanisee joined TCW in 1990. He has been a member of the Private Client Services Group since 1997 where he serves as Chief Investment Officer and was in charge of Asset Allocation. From 1990 to 1996 he was Director of Research, from 1992 to 1998 he was Manager of the $1.2BYN Convertible Securities Group, from 1992 to 1996 he was Portfolio Advisor of Large Cap Equities Investment strategy,  from 1992 to 1997 he was Chairman of the Equity Policy Committee, and from 1996 to 1998 Portfolio Manager of the $155MYN Global Telecom Trust where he was responsible for conception, implementation and management.

In January, 2004, Mr. Hanisee retired from his full time duties, but continues on a part time basis. His current TCW duties include membership on the Comprehensive Asset Allocation Committee and he continues to Chair various equity portfolio oversight committees. He continues to serve as a member of the Equity Policy Committee.

Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Hanisee was President and Director of Research for Seidler Amdec Securities, Los Angeles, CA from 1980-1990; Director of Research and a Partner at Crowell Weedon & Co, Los Angeles, CA from 1974-1980; Director of Research for Stern Frank Meyer and Fox, Los Angeles, CA from 1971-1974; Senior Analyst and Group Leader for Merrill Lynch, Los Angeles, CA from 1968-1971; and a trainee and then analyst for JP Morgan Bank in New York City from 1966-1968.  From 1959-1962 he was in the US Army in Europe.

Mr. Hanisee has completed over 20 public financings, including IPO's and secondary offerings, both equity and debt, and was involved in the initial round and follow-on financing of five defense and technology venture capital startups. Mr. Hanisee has continued to be involved with each through either board membership or financial consulting.

Mr. Hanisee has been involved with other boards and business related activities, including EDO Corporation as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors from1994-1996.  Since 2002, he has been Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee for Orbital Sciences; and from 1998-2005, he was Chairman of the Audit Committee for Titan Corporation.  He is also currently involved with Space Computer Corporation of LA, Marine Biotech Corporation of Beverly, MA, and Wavestream Corporation of San Dimas, CA.

In other business activities, Mr. Hanisee was a Member of the Commercialization Council at Jet Propulsion Laboratories from 1999-2001, and Chairman of the Commercialization Committee for Al Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering from 2001-2003.  Mr. Hanisee is also on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Symphony in the Glen, and was recently appointed to the NASA Advisory Council.

Mr. Hanisee holds a BA in Economics from California State University at Northridge and an MA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research, and has taught financial analysis for aspiring CFA candidates. He is a member of the Dean's advisory council, Business and Economics Dept, California State University at Northridge.