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David Eidelman, CFA
President & Founder

David Eidelman founded Eidelman Virant Capital in 1982.  He serves as President and is responsible for the company’s investment and corporate operations.

David started his investment career in 1969 with Scherck, Stein, & Franc, Inc. where he performed research for financial institutions.  In 1970, he joined I.M. Simon & Co. as Director of Research and became a Partner in 1972.  He joined Reinholdt and Gardner in 1975, serving as Director of Research and as a General Partner.  In 1978, he accepted the position of Executive Vice President with Northwestern Bottle Company, one of the nation’s largest container distributors, where he served until founding Eidelman Virant Capital in 1982.  David received his B.B.A. in finance in 1966 and his M.B.A. in 1968 from University of Wisconsin.

David is an avid fan of French language and culture, and serves as President of the Alliance Française of St Louis.  He also plays on and manages the Sharks in a senior men’s hardball league.


John A. Virant
Vice President - Portfolio Manager

John is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Eidelman Virant Capital. His primary responsibility is managing equity portfolios for high net worth individuals, retirement plans, and investment manager for Pinetree Partners, LP investment partnership.

Prior to joining Eidelman Virant Capital in April 2010, John was Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer with HM Capital Management from October 2005 to March 2010. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Wachovia Securities. Areas of responsibility were similar in nature to present responsibilities. John held the position of Senior Vice President at PaineWebber from 1988 to 2000, Prudential Securities Inc from 1981 to 1988, and Stix & Co, a local St. Louis investment firm from 1972-1981. He was Vice President at Walston & Co, another local St. Louis firm from 1965-1972.  John earned a B.S. in Chemistry from St. Louis University.


Tom Eidelman, CFA
Managing Director

Tom Eidelman serves as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Eidelman Virant Capital.  He leads our investment research and strategic development.

Prior to joining Eidelman Virant Capital, Tom worked as a financial analyst for Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, Washington.  He spent time as an analyst both in their MSN business division as well as in their Portfolio Management Group working in their fixed income department.  He also held positions as an equity analyst for Stifel Corp in 1998 and Eidelman Virant Capital in 1997.  Tom received his B.S. in Business from Indiana University in both Finance and Computer Information Systems in 2001. 


Stanley Finger, PhD
Portfolio Manager

Stanley Finger has worked with David Eidelman since 1974.  He is responsible for investment research and portfolio management.  Stan concentrates in the analysis and selection of banks, savings and loans, and insurance securities.

Stan joined the faculty at Washington University in 1968 and is currently a professor.  He has published over 100 articles and 7 books in the biomedical area and also provides valuable insight into medical related investments.  Stan received his B.A. from Hunter College in 1964, his M.A. in 1966 and Ph.D. in 1968 from Indiana University.