2021 Keynote Speaker
Head of T. Rowe Price Investment Management
Steph Jackson is the head of T. Rowe Price Investment Management. He is a member of the Management Committee and a member of the Black Leadership Council. Steph also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Steph’s investment experience began in 1986, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2007, beginning as a portfolio specialist, supporting several U.S. small-cap and mid-cap strategies, in the U.S. Equity Division. After that, he was a director of Equity Research, leading the U.S. Associate Analyst team and the European Equity Research team in London. Most recently, Steph was the associate head of the U.S. Equity Division. Steph is a former member of the Equity Steering Committee, International Steering, Equity Research, and Risk Management Oversight Committees. He also is the former chair of MOSAIC, a business resource group that identifies issues and opportunities relevant to talent, business practices, and culture in support of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Prior to T. Rowe Price, he was a senior portfolio manager and a managing director with Brown Capital Management, where he managed mid-cap and large-cap growth portfolios. Prior to that, he was a growth portfolio manager and director of equity research with NCM Capital Management.
Steph earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. Steph also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He is a former member of the Investment Committee of the France-Merrick Foundation, a former executive Board member of the Baltimore Community Foundation, and a former Board member of the Abell Foundation. He also was the chairman of the Investment Committee of the Gilman School and a member of the Advisory Board of Bridges.