Mr. Greer began his career with Arthur Andersen LLC serving in the audit practice.  During this time, he audited the financial statements of public and private companies, as well as universities and other non-profit organizations.  He served as an audit manager in the Atlanta, GA office, leaving in 1997.  He has spent the last 18 years working in the asset management industry managing institutional portfolios for pension funds, endowments, and foundations.   He is currently a partner with EARNEST Partners, LLC which manages approximately $25 billion in assets.  He has a BS in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Emory University.   Mr. Greer is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst®.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the CFA Institute, and the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts.