Meet the Team
John G. Prichard, CFA
John founded Knightsbridge in 1998. He earned an MA in finance and banking from Boston University and a BA in economics from the University of California San Diego. John is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and served as a past President of the CFA Society of Orange County.
John has served as a Trustee of the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Newport Beach Public Library and Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. He currently serves on the board of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.
Kurt has been building investment portfolios and helping clients achieve their goals since 2003. Prior to joining Knightsbridge, Kurt was the President of Buffalo Capital Corporation. Before that, he was on the portfolio management team for a boutique municipal bond manager with approximately $7 billion in assets under management. And before that, he spent five years at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO).
Kurt earned his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He received his BA in economics from Claremont McKenna College where he was on the Men’s Basketball Team. He currently serves on the board of LEAD OC and is an active member of the Commodores Club of Newport Beach.
Miles E. Yourman, CFA
A member of the Knightsbridge team since 2010, Miles is deeply involved in the firm’s investment process and portfolio management efforts. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and earned an MBA from Columbia University, where he graduated with Dean’s Honors and Distinction and was awarded the Sonkin Family Prize for Value Investing. Miles earned an AB in economics from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude). Before joining Knightsbridge, he worked for Citigroup in New York and London. Miles currently volunteers for the Witte Lecture Series from the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.
Jeffrey Vieth, CFP®
Jeff brings more than 40 years of experience to designing and managing absolute return-focused client portfolios. Jeff was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Capital Corporation, a fee-only registered investment advisor that joined Knightsbridge in 2020. He earned his MBA from the University of California Los Angeles and received his BA from San Jose State University. He received his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the College for Financial Planning.
Teresa A. Wagner, CFP®
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
A member of the Knightsbridge team since 2006, Teresa serves as a primary client contact, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Knightsbridge, Teresa served as Vice President with fund administration and compliance oversight responsibilities for Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). Prior to PIMCO, she directed advisory administration and subsidiary development for Pacific Financial Asset Management Company and worked as an analyst for Pacific Life.
Teresa graduated magna cum laude with a BA in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She received a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is also a member of NARSSA, having earned her Registered Social Security Analyst credential (RSSA).
Ivan B. Lee
Director of Operations
A member of the Knightsbridge team since 2006, Ivan is involved in client servicing, account management, and trading. Prior to Ivan’s tenure at Knightsbridge, he spent three years at Canterbury Capital Services, Inc. Ivan’s industry experience includes account management, investment management operations, GIPS compliance and performance measurement, portfolio reviews, and client servicing. Ivan received his BA in economics from the University of California Irvine.
Luke is actively involved in the firm’s investment advisory initiatives, including client onboarding, financial planning, and portfolio analysis. Prior to joining Knightsbridge, Luke worked as an Investment Analyst at Beach City Capital, a Southern California-based real estate investment firm. His experience includes investment analysis, market research, accounting, and client servicing.
Luke earned his BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles where he won a National Championship on the Men’s Water Polo Team.
Client Service Associate
As part of the wealth management team, Brooke is responsible for onboarding new clients, facilitating new account openings, and interfacing with new and existing clients. Brooke previously worked for four years at Freshends, where she served as Financial Reporting Manager.
Brooke received her BS in Finance from Charleston Southern University. She competed as a Division I scholarship starter for the women’s tennis team, where she won conference player of the year for the Big South.
Marco is involved in the firm’s investment advisory initiatives, including investment research, portfolio analysis, and trading. Prior to joining Knightsbridge, Marco worked as a data scientist in the technology industry, with experience at Chenbro Micom and Apple Search Ads. Marco earned his BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Client Service Associate & 401k Specialist
Hailee is at the forefront of client interactions, overseeing cash movement services, account updates, and new client orientation. She also serves as the firm’s primary point of contact for Knightsbridge-advised 401k plans, where she provides plan education and advice to participants. Before joining Knightsbridge, Hailee worked as a Client Associate at UBS and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Hailee is a cum laude graduate in mathematical economics and economic theory, and a former Division I pole vaulter for The California State University, Long Beach.