Mills Riddick, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Executive Managing Director
Senior Portfolio Manager - Large Cap Value Equity Strategy
"Equity investing is equal parts art and science. Quantitative techniques (“the science”) are useful for optimizing rote tasks. Human judgment (“the art”) allows for adapting to shifting paradigms, thinking about intangibles, and the future."
As Ceredex Value Advisors’ chief investment officer, Mills Riddick is responsible for the overall investment policy of the firm’s value equity portfolios. In addition, he holds the role of senior portfolio manager of the Ceredex Large Cap Value Equity strategy since 1995.
Mr. Riddick joined Ceredex in 1989 through its predecessor firm, Trusco Capital Management. He started in a lead client service role with portfolio management responsibilities, including for the Large Cap Value strategy. In 1995, he was named sole portfolio manager of the strategy and head of the Value Equity Team. Mr. Riddick has been instrumental in crafting the firm’s investment philosophy, assembling the value equity investment team, and leading the transition to Ceredex becoming an independently managed firm in 2008.
Mr. Riddick began his financial career in 1980, joining Peat Marwick as a certified public accountant. He began his investment career as a financial consultant with Bache in 1982.
Mr. Riddick graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a B.S. in accounting, and achieved the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1981. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder since 1992. He has worked in investment management since 1982.
Outside of the office, Mr. Riddick enjoys myriad philanthropic pursuits, reading, listening to music, art collecting, and fitness training.