(St. Louis & Chicago) —  JAG Capital Management (JAG) continues to grow to meet client needs with the addition of Kate Hurt and George Margvelashvili.

Kate Hurt joins the firm as Senior Vice President of Operations. Kate will work closely with CEO Norm Conley to continue to drive operational excellence throughout the firm by streamlining workflows and implementing strategic initiatives. She will also manage the firm’s compliance program, IT infrastructure, and HR functions.

“JAG continues to invest in our clients and our future growth, and we are excited to have Kate and George join our team,” said Norm Conley, JAG Capital Management CEO and Chief Investment Officer.

Kate has worked in the financial services industry since 2007, the last seven years as the Chief Operating Officer of a wealth advisory firm.

Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and she completed the Women’s Leadership program at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.

George Margvelashvili joins the firm as an Equity Research Analyst focusing on companies within the technology sector. George previously worked at Fisher Investments as a research analyst primarily covering semiconductor companies. Prior to joining the investment management industry, George was a professional chess player and in 2010 was awarded the Grandmaster title — the highest title a chess player can attain.

George earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Master of Science degree in Finance at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society.

About JAG: JAG Capital Management (JAG) actively invests for institutions and individuals in highly selective, customizable, and nimble equity and fixed income strategies. JAG is a boutique, independent, employee-owned investment management firm with offices in St. Louis and Chicago. For more information, please go to www.jagcapm.com.