Firm Professionals

Diane NugentDiane V. Nugent
President / CEO

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

Tom NugentThomas E. Nugent
Executive Vice President / Chief Compliance Officer

Tom 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.

Michael LaubingerMichael J. Laubinger
Vice President

Michael J. Laubinger joined the firm in August of 2017 as Vice-President and will be contributing to portfolio management and business development.

Prior to joining the firm he spent 9 years with Charles Schwab & Co. as VP Financial Consultant serving high net worth families in Charlotte, North Carolina. His career began in Boston in 2003 as a financial advisor where he focused on financial planning and wealth management. He earned a B.A. from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. He also holds his Series 7, 24 and 66 license.

Ryan HarperRyan L. Harper
Investment Associate

Ryan joined Victoria Capital in July 2017 to contribute to investment analysis, portfolio management and performance reporting. He earned a B.S. in Resource Management from the Ohio State University in 2015 and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. Ryan has a diverse accounting background, investment analyst experience as an Intern with the University of Cincinnati Investment Office and financial services experience as a Senior Analyst at Citi Fund Services Ohio.

Ryan earned his M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.

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