Stuart Bilton, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Bilton, CFA is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Asset Management and a member of the Management Committee. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from the inception of Aston Funds in 1993 until 2010. He is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee which is responsible for the selection and monitoring of all subadviser relationships. Prior to forming Aston Asset Management (with seven other partners) in 2006, Mr. Bilton held a variety of positions with ABN AMRO Asset Management (USA) and Alleghany Asset Management, including President and Chief Executive Officer. Alleghany Asset...Read More
Management was sold to ABN AMRO NV in 2001.
Mr. Bilton holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and earned a B.Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin. He is a director of Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., an insurance holding company.
Michael Mayhew, CFA
Head of Distribution
Mr. Mayhew is the Head of Distribution of Aston Asset Management, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He has been associated with Aston and its predecessor firms since May 2003, and has more than 15 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was employed by APL Consulting and Centurion Counsel. Mr. Mayhew earned his BS in Finance from San Diego State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as the Series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses.
Managing Director, National Sales Manager
Mr. Hays is the National Sales Manager of Aston Asset Management, leading the external sales team and overseeing Mutual Fund and Managed Account sales. He is also responsible for business development in Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He has been associated with Aston and its predecessor firms since January 2000, and has more than 25 years of investment advisory and brokerage industry experience. Previously, he was a Vice President of Van Kampen Funds. Mr. Hays received a BS in Business Administration from LaSalle University (Philadelphia) and holds the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Gerald Dillenburg, CPA
Chief Compliance Officer
Gerald Dillenburg, CPA is the Chief Compliance Officer of Aston Asset Management and a member of the Management Committee. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the Aston Funds. Mr. Dillenburg is also a member of the Aston Investment Committee. Previously, he spent seven years in auditing at the public accounting firm KPMG, specializing in investment services....Read More
Mr. Dillenburg is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and earned a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He has been a member of the Chief Compliance Officer Committee of the Investment Company Institute since its inception.