Arman Gokgol-Kline

Arman is an analyst on the Sequoia team and sits on the strategy’s Investment Committee. He also serves as a member of Ruane Cunniff’s Management Committee and is a Partner of the firm.

Arman joined Ruane Cunniff in December 2002, after spending two years at Merrill Lynch as an analyst in Alternative Investments and later Global Equity Research.

Arman graduated from Colby College with a BA in Economics and Biology.

How did you develop your investment philosophy/get interested in investing?

Reading the Intelligent Investor and dozens and dozens of dinners at the Pierre Hotel with Bill Ruane.

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your investing career?

Patience - even when you are right about a business, it can take a long time for others to recognize the value you uncovered.

Tell us about your family.

My parents were both professors that transitioned to international non-profits in their careers and taught me the importance of lifelong learning, humility and the need to always put yourself in others’ shoes. I met my wife, an attorney who taught me to always strive to be a better person, in college. We have two boys, one of whom has already decided he wants to be an ecologist!

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