Team

June Debatin, Co-Founder/Principal

June Debatin co-founded Ashdon Investment Management with a more than 30-year career in the investment industry as well a passion for deep research and helping private institutions and families achieve their financial goals. June is directly responsible for all Ashdon’s decision making regarding manager selection and asset allocation, and is an Investment Committee member.

As a pioneer in investment consulting industry, June developed one of the first investment manager databases in the early 1980’s and has been on the leading edge of international investing since 1981, long before U.S. institutional funds embraced investing internationally. She was a frequent conference speaker in Europe, Asia and South America speaking on international investing for U.S. pension funds.

June began her investment career at C&S National Bank in 1968 where she worked in a variety of positions including, security lending, repo-trading and working closely with equity management clients. Her formal investment consulting career began in 1979 at Meidinger, later acquired by William M. Mercer at which point she was made a senior consultant. In 1985, June founded Debatin Associates which she sold in 1991 to Wyatt Investment Services (now Watson-Wyatt), becoming their Director of International Asset Services. In 1993, June joined LCG Associates as a board member and Head International Consultant.

In 2002, she cofounded Ashdon Investment Management with David Pruitt.

June is a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and holds positions as Vestry Member, Chair of the Endowment Committee, and Member of the St. Barnabas Galbraith Scholarship Fund Committee. She was formerly a board member of the Foundation for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta GA, Chair of the Finance Committee of the Metro Atlanta Christian Council and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Mississippi University for Women, Columbus MS where she was awarded the 2006 Medal of Excellence. She was also an independent Trustee for the Integrity Equity Mutual fund, from its inception until 2007.

David Pruitt, Co-Founder/Principal

David Pruitt co-founded Ashdon Investment Management in 2002, bringing extensive quantitative analysis skills, structure and discipline to the firm from his 20-year space engineering career. David’s passion for intense investment research and complex financial modeling has enabled the firm to provide consultative services to clients.

David is responsible for the general administration of the firm and is involved in every aspect of the company. He is primarily responsible for identification of client investment needs and development of responsive, well-aligned strategies to address those needs. David conducts manager due diligence, develops custom models and analysis for investors, and manages all legal and accounting tasks. He also maintains Ashdon’s economic and market overview, and works closely with investment managers to verify strategic compliance and consistency.

David is a former Senior Engineer with Sverdrup/Jacobs Engineering, LLC with 20 years experience in advanced testing techniques for high-velocity and space propulsion systems.
He earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Tennessee.

He is a member and Elder for First Christian Church in Tullahoma past chair of the Board.

Jenny English, Senior Operations Manager

Jenny joined Ashdon in 2003 and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s client service including reporting. She also oversees the firm’s operations activity, including implementation of the Ashdon Select Manager Trust directions, compliance and market commentary.

Prior to joining Ashdon, Jenny was a loan officer with Traders National Bank in Tullahoma. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and her Masters in Science degree in chemical engineering from University of Tennessee.

She is a member and Deacon for First Christian Church in Tullahoma and is a former Youth Leader.

Jennifer McKay, Senior Portfolio Accountant

Jennifer joined Ashdon in 2005 and is responsible for client portfolio reconciliation and performance measurement. She also interfaces with custodians, banks, and data providers and manages the firm’s Advent Axys portfolio accounting system.

Jennifer earned her Associates Degree in Accounting and Computer Science from Motlow State Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Athens State University.

Thomas Starling, Portfolio Accountant

Thomas joined Ashdon in 2015 and provides support to the Senior Operations Manager with responsibilities for portfolio accounting and reconcilation of assigned client relationships.

Prior to joining Ashdon, Thomas was a Financial Manager for the United States Air Force. He received multiple awards during his nine years on Active Duty. During this time he also managed the Department of Defense’s largest cash operation in Incilik Turkey with daily cash operations totaling over five million dollars.

Christie Prosser, Receptionist

Christie Prosser joined Ashdon Investment Management in 2012, bringing with her extensive experience in customer service and administration. Before joining Ashdon, she spent nine years as the office manager and graphic designer for a photography studio.

Christie holds an Associate’s Degree from Motlow State Community College. She lives in Tullahoma with her husband, Josh and four sons. In her free time, Christie enjoys cooking, being outdoors, sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.