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Dec 14 2021

Joel Brown started with AIM in February 1999 as the Assistant Manager of the Pricing & Corporate Actions team within the Fund Administration department headed up by Mary Benson and Dana Sutton. "Since Y2K was supposed to decimate the world's infrastructure by the end of the year, I figured I would be with AIM for just a few months and then move on to something else," says Joel. "Obviously, that didn’t happen; here I am 20+ years later. While we made it past Y2K without a hitch, the 2001 tech bubble market crash definitely put a damper on things. In 2008, I became the manager of the Pricing & Corporate Actions team, which was timed perfectly to take on all the headaches associated with the financial crisis. I have little doubt my managers had a good laugh about the timing of this “promotion”. A few years later I became the Global Director of Pricing & Corporate Actions. In 2014, I moved into a manager role within the Global Performance Measurement and Risk (GPMR) team headed up by James Jacoby and Blake Cmajdalka. And finally, in July 2019, moved into my current role as Head of Global Portfolio Analytics.
These past decades have been an absolute whirlwind. I consider myself lucky to have worked with so many friendly and talented people. I tell others that the people, and the AIM kinship, is why it is so common to see employees with 10+ year tenures. I could write a book about all of the opportunities and guidance provided to me throughout my time with the firm. It is because of this, that I make a conscious effort to do what I can to help others with their career aspirations and the approach they take toward working with peers and management."

 

The people, and the AIM kinship, is why it is so common to see employees with 10+ year tenures.

Joel Brown

Prior to AIM, Joel worked at Morgan Keegan, Oppenheimer Funds, and SunAmerica. Joel met his wife, Nicole, at SunAmerica in Denver. "Back then, Nicole moonlighted as a singer in a band in Denver and is now the lead singer of Newspaper Taxis in Houston," said Joel. "I don’t know why, but people are way more interested in hearing about Nicole’s band than about my job – weird, I know. I am, and have always been, an adrenaline junkie. I do (kind of) feel sorry for all the abrasions, wounds, and scares that she, and my mom, have had to endure throughout the years. But hey, we got some good stories. Nicole and I have one son, Cole, who is currently a junior at University of Houston – Go Coogs! I wish Cole, and others of his generation at the beginning their careers, the good fortune to find opportunities to surround themselves with as many talented and sharing people as I experienced at AIM."

 

I like to tell people that I started at AIM on a 3-month project over the summer of ’93 and it’s been a long 3 months.

Robert Martin

Robert Martin will celebrate his 29th year with the Invesco in 2022 where he is managing the unclaimed property process. "I like to tell people that I started at AIM on a 3-month project over the summer of ’93 and it’s been a long 3 months," said Robert. "One of my fond memories was when Bob, Gary, and Mr. Bauer served barbeque to everyone.”



One of my fond memories was when Bob, Gary and Mr. Bauer served barbeque to everone .

Robert Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon delaTorre has been with the firm for 23 years and is currently living in Acworth, Georgia, a Northwest suburb of Atlanta. Brandon started in AIM Client Services in January of 1999. "I became a Supervisor in Financial Services in January of 2001," said Brandon. "In June of 2006, I moved to Denver to manage the Client Services team. The Denver office was closed in 2009. At that time, I was offered a job within the Sales Operations team in Houston, where I worked on budgets and various reporting for the sales organization for about 3 years. In June of 2012, I began managing the internal sales desk.  In July 2019, I moved to Atlanta when we consolidated our sales desks to the corporate headquarters , after the Oppenheimer acquisition.  I've been married since 2001, and we have two boys.  In my free time, I’ve enjoyed coaching my boys’ baseball teams.  I played college golf at Stephen F. Austin University, and still enjoy chasing the little white ball around the course as often as I can get out there.”

I played college golf at Stephen F. Austin University, and still enjoy chasing the little white ball around the course as often as I can get out there.

Brandon de la Torre

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