Zeke Ashton has managed the Centaur Total Return Fund (formerly called the Tilson Dividend Fund) since its inception in March 2005. Mr. Ashton is the founder and managing partner of Centaur Capital Partners. Founded in 2002, Centaur Capital Partners specializes in value-oriented investment strategies. Prior to launching Centaur Capital, Mr. Ashton served as an investment analyst and featured writer for The Motley Fool, an investment media company. From 1995 – 2000, Mr. Ashton worked in treasury and risk management consulting, where he worked as a consultant and project manager for various clients in Europe and North America. Mr. Ashton graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1995 with degrees in Economics and German.
Bryan Adkins joined Centaur Capital Partners in 2006 as an analyst with a focus on the retail and technology sectors as well as portfolio administration. Mr. Adkins graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2006 with a degree in finance.