Zach currently serves as Director of Research and Trading, with a focus on conducting investment research and providing support to the chief investment officer. Zach helps maintain our proprietary database of fund managers that align with our specialty in Faith-Driven Investing. Zach plays an integral role in our due diligence process, analyzing performance and risk metrics with the aim to select fund managers that are best-in-class for each category of diversification. Zach is also active in the area of trading and periodically rebalances client portfolios in alignment with our long-term, strategic investing philosophy.
Zach Fairhart joined our firm in 2017 as an intern and quickly moved into the full-time position of Operations Director, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operational needs of the firm. In that role, Zach has kept the office running smoothly, ensuring all client paperwork and workflows occur in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.
Zach earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter in May 2023. The CFA Charter is a globally recognized designation that attests to success in a rigorous and comprehensive study program in the investment management and research industry and a commitment to ethical conduct. Zach also holds the FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law registrations through LPL Financial.
Zach graduated magna cum laude at Whitworth University with degrees in Mathematics and Mathematical Economics. While at Whitworth, he was a member of the football and track and field teams.
Before working at LORAN GRAHAM Co., Zach served as a Christian day camp counselor and also helped the Whitworth football operations as a recruiting assistant.
The middle of five children, Zach grew up in the shadow of Mt. Rainier on the west side of Washington state. Outside the office, he enjoys everything sports-related. A diehard Seahawks fan, Zach is often seen wearing blue in the office. Zach enjoys useless trivia and getting a laugh out of others.