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Brian C. Carlson Joins Hennessy Funds as Head of Distribution

December 19, 2013 - Hennessy Funds has announced that Brian C. Carlson has joined the firm as Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution. In this role, he will oversee the firm’s National Accounts, Sales and Relationship Management teams and will be focused on establishing and enhancing relationships with distribution partners and Financial Advisors.

Prior to joining Hennessy, Mr. Carlson served in a number of senior leadership rolesand as a consultant to RIA’s and broker-dealers. He was instrumental in the formation and growth of the NRP Companies, a distribution entity comprised of independent retirement plan and wealth management advisors, and was a Senior Managing Director of NRP Financial and NRP Advisors at the time of sale to LPL Financial. Brian began his career in financial services in 1997, wholesaling qualified plans, Defined Contribution Investment Only mutual funds, and separate accounts for ING and State Street Research Asset Management.

"We value Brian’s experience ‘sitting on the other side of the table’ and his deep understanding of what is important to Financial Advisors and broker-dealers," said Neil Hennessy, President and Chairman of Hennessy Funds.  “Brian shares our core values of working hard and putting shareholders first, and we believe he will be a tremendous asset to our firm and a valuable resource to our clients,” he added.

"My experience has shown me that investment products are bought and not sold, and I see our job as consulting with distribution partners to find funds that will enhance their clients’ portfolios.  I look forward to representing Hennessy’s fantastic line-up of funds and talented team of portfolio managers to our valued business partners,” said Mr. Carlson.

About Hennessy Funds

Hennessy Funds offers a wide range of domestic equity, sector, specialty, and multi-asset investment products. Hennessy is committed to its consistent and repeatable investment process, combining time-tested stock selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach and to providing superior service to shareholders.