Garo is a Senior Vice President, Research for Palisade Capital Management’s Small Cap Core Equity strategy with responsibilities that include generating investment ideas and maintaining research coverage specializing in the Industrials, Materials, and Consumer Staples sectors. Prior to joining Palisade in 2012, Garo was at BlackRock where he was an Equity Analyst, supporting both the mid-cap and small-cap investment teams. Prior to BlackRock, Garo worked at State Street Research and Management and at J.P. Morgan. Garo is a CFA® Charterholder. He received his M.B.A. in Investment Management and Accounting from Columbia Business School and his B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.