Mr. Cesarone joined Ponder & Co. in 2003. As president and CEO of Ponder Investment Co., he is responsible for providing fixed income management to clients with an emphasis on those focused on the short and intermediate part of the yield curve. Mr. Cesarone has more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry.

Prior to joining Ponder & Co., he was a fixed income portfolio manager focused on portfolios invested exclusively in high-quality, intermediate bonds primarily for institutional clients at Advisory Research, Inc., Pacific Income Advisers and Scudder Stevens & Clark. He has been responsible for separate accounts ranging in size from $1 million to $1 billion.

Mr. Cesarone holds an M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and B.S. in petroleum engineering from The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.  Additionally, he is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and The CFA institute.