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Firm Professionals

Diane V. Nugent, President / CEO

Diane NugentDiane founded the firm in October of 2000 to provide individuals with customized investment management. After spending most of her career in large firms, she strives to ensure that the needs of clients are being achieved in a personal, professional, consistent and cost-conscious manner.

Diane began her investment management career in a Swiss bank in 1986 and has worked with both retail and institutional investment firms in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Diane can draw upon her business-management experience with responsibilities that have spanned equity-research analysis, portfolio management, closed-end fund management, client-relationship management as well as actually running a business.

Diane attained her M.B.A. in international finance from the Henley Business School in England and a B.B.A. from European University in Switzerland.

Thomas E. Nugent, Executive Vice President / Chief Compliance Officer

Tom NugentTom began his career in December of 1968 as a Wall Street research analyst. He went on to manage individual and pooled portfolios for a regional bank, served as a representative for Arthur Laffer, the well-known economist, managed both mutual funds and individual institutional accounts for a Wall Street based mutual fund company and spent over twenty years in the design and implementation of lifestyle mutual fund portfolios for a West Coast retirement planning company.

He has also taught economics and business management at both the undergraduate and graduate level and has written extensively for various investment-based publications. Tom currently provides the top-down economic structure and the portfolio strategy for investing client portfolios.

Kevin M. Hilton, Investment Assistant

Kevin HiltonKevin joined Victoria Capital in February of 2016 to assist the firm's principals in managing both institutional and private client relationships. He graduated with a degree in International Business from the Beatty School of Business at the College of Charleston in 2012. Kevin also attained his project management certificate while studying abroad in San Sebastian, Spain.

Kevin is currently a June 2017 CFA Level I Candidate.

We are committed to meeting our client objectives through careful attention to individual needs and concerns, dedicated research on and understanding of securities, financial markets and the economy and our desire to produce a business relationship that lasts a lifetime.