Matthew Hereford is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Co., LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's small- and SMID-cap team. Prior to joining the firm in December 2002, Matt was affiliated for five years with INVESCO, where he was responsible for managing their concentrated equity portfolio. Matt earned a B.B.A. in international business from the University of Mississippi. He is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts.