Very few portfolio managers have run a mutual fund for as long as James Stratton. In 1972, he founded the Stratton Growth Fund and Stratton Management Company, and has managed both ever since. Over the years, he added two other funds: Stratton Monthly Dividend REIT Shares, and Stratton Small-Cap Value Fund.

The chairman and CEO of Stratton Management, Stratton graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in geophysics, and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Before founding Stratton Management, he was VP, director, and shareholder at Cooke & Bieler; managed investment advisory operations and equity-oriented profit sharing and pension portfolios at Drexel & Co., and was president and CEO of Drexel Firestone, Inc.