Retirement
Leadership
Ryan Byrne
Director of Retirement Plan Services
Ryan joined Meeder in 2020. Prior to Meeder, Ryan served as the Vice President of Retirement Plans involved with sales, key accounts, and product development at CLS Investments for 14 years. Ryan has developed new lines of distribution and implemented investment strategies on multiple retirement platforms and worked with advisors with the sales and transition of plans. Ryan earned his B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska in Omaha and holds a FINRA Series 6 and 65 license.
Ryan Byrne
Director of Retirement Plan Services
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Ted Clark
Director of Product and Business Services
Ted joined Meeder Investment Management in 2006. Since then, Ted has been part of the sales and investment teams at Meeder, giving him one of the most valuable perspectives in our firm. Ted understands not only our solutions, but also the needs of advisors and uses that knowledge to create portfolios on multiple platforms. He manages a team of associates that handles critical trading, performance reporting and other investment operations functions. Ted is also responsible for maintaining GIPS® compliance and ongoing verification processes.
Ted Clark
Director of Product and Business Services
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Operations
Deanna Sparks
Operations Manager
Deanna has been with Meeder since 1998. With over 18 years in the industry, Deanna manages the daily operations of the transfer agency staff. Deanna and her team transact operational business for the Meeder Funds as well as transitions related to our investment portfolios and retirement portfolios on multiple platforms. Deanna is also responsible for the trading of our public funds accounts. She currently holds FINRA series 6 license.
Deanna Sparks
Operations Manager
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Derek Keisel
Retirement Plan Services Senior Operations Specialist
Derek Keisel
Retirement Plan Services Senior Operations Specialist
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Investment Committee
Dale Smith, CFA
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Dale joined Meeder in 2005 and serves as Co-Chief Investment Officer. With over 30 years in the financial industry, Dale is responsible for leading, managing, and actively participating in the firm’s investment manager research, due diligence, security selection, and monitoring activities. Dale is also a member of Meeder executive team, working to define growth and innovation strategies.

Dale Smith, CFA
Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Abe Sheikh, FSA
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Abe joined Meeder in 2020 and serves as Co-Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Meeder, Abe was Chief Investment Officer at Cougar Global Investments, a global macro downside risk manager and affiliate of Raymond James Financial. Prior to that, Abe spent 11 years at J.P. Morgan. Abe earned a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).
Abe Sheikh, FSA
Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Angelo Manzo, CFA, CAIA
Portfolio Manager
Angelo joined Meeder as an Equity Portfolio Manager in 2015. With 10 years of investment industry experience, he is responsible for managing portfolios on third party platforms. Using the quantitative models and an evaluation of current market trends, Angelo constructs diversified portfolios based on those views.  Additionally, Angelo is engaged in the external manager due diligence, monitoring investment manager and portfolio exposures, and proposing investment changes. He currently holds FINRA series 7, 66, 31 licenses.
Angelo Manzo, CFA, CAIA
Portfolio Manager
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Amisha Kaus
Portfolio Manager
Amisha joined the firm in 2015 as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. She brings nearly 10 years of experience to the department, and is a member of the credit committee. Amisha coordinates the day-to-day management of Total Return Bond and Balanced Funds, as well as the Meeder fixed income portfolios. She also plays an integral role in security selection, investment manager research, review and decision-making process.
Amisha Kaus
Portfolio Manager
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Joe Bell, CFA, CMT
Portfolio Manager
Joe Bell joined the firm in March 2018.  With more than 14 years of investment industry experience, he is part of the team that manages and constructs equity mutual funds and proprietary and non-proprietary investment portfolios.  Mr. Bell also researches and develops the firm’s quantitative models, security selection process, and evaluates current market trends.  He currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation.
Joe Bell, CFA, CMT
Portfolio Manager
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Matt De Long, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst
Matt joined Meeder in 2019 as a Senior Investment Analyst, bringing nearly 10 years of finance and investment experience to the role. He assists in the construction and management of portfolios across various platforms. Additionally, Matt performs investment manager due diligence, researching and monitoring mutual funds, ETFs, and investment products. Matt is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.
Matt De Long, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst
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