About the Portfolio Managers
Timothy Gramatovich, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Gramatovich, co-founder of Peritus, has 30 years of experience directly involved in the high yield asset class. As the Chief Investment Officer, he leads the investment committee and is responsible for developing investment strategies, themes, and ideas. Prior to co-founding Peritus, Mr. Gramatovich was a Portfolio Manager with Smith Barney’s Asset Management Division in Los Angeles, where he managed high yield portfolios for high net worth individuals and institutions. He began his career with Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1984, assisting in the development and marketing of high yield corporate debt management products. Mr. Gramatovich is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute. He is a graduate of the New York Institute of Finance.
Ronald Heller, CEO & Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Heller, co-founder of Peritus, is the Senior Portfolio Manager, overseeing portfolio management and trading activities. With over 20 years in the industry, Mr. Heller has developed long standing relationships with dealers across Wall Street for new issue and secondary trading. He began his career in finance in 1993 with Smith Barney. Prior to Mr. Heller’s investment career, he had a seven year career in the National Football League with San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle, retiring in 1993. Mr. Heller attended Oregon State University majoring in Kinesiology.