MARTIN L. KERNS, II
President & Chief Executive Officer
Marty represents the next generation of a business that has evolved from family roots. Prior to joining Kerns Capital Management in the spring of 2007, Marty spent the better part of 15 years practicing law. The analytical, problem-solving and management skills he developed as a partner in the Houston law firm Beirne, Maynard & Parsons continue to serve him in his roles at Kerns Capital Management.
Marty purchased KCM from Lane Kerns, KCM’s founder and Marty’s father, in 2012. Until Lane’s retirement in the summer of 2014, Marty and Lane worked closely together in the management of the firm’s investment strategies, including the KCM Macro Trends Fund which they co-founded in 2008.
Marty is a member of the Guggenheim/Rydex Dynamic Advisory Board and a former board member to the National Association of Active Investment Managers. He has been a guest speaker on Asset TV and speaks to advisors on issues of fiduciary prudence.
Marty graduated from the University of Texas – Austin with a business degree in finance, earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation.
He volunteers his time as a commissioner and coach with the Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association.
PARKER B. BINION
Chief Investment Officer
Parker serves as Chief Investment Officer for the firm. In this role, he works in conjunction with Marty Kerns as Portfolio Manager for the firm’s flagship mutual fund KCMTX. In addition, Parker manages the firm’s separately managed account strategies and hedging/net exposure strategies. Separately managed accounts include the firm’s Valarian tactical ETF lineup as well as stock-based strategies. Prior to joining Kerns Capital Management, Parker worked as an investment advisor representative for Heritage Capital headquartered in Connecticut.
Parker graduated from Duke University on the Dean’s List in 1988 and served as an Articles Editor on the Law Review at University of Texas where he completed his J.D. degree with honors in 1991. Locally, Parker’s favorite charity is the University of Houston.