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Parnassus Small-Cap Fund

Jerome Dodson

Jerome L. Dodson

President, Portfolio Manager

Jerome L. Dodson is the Founder and President of Parnassus Investments. He is the lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Fund and the Parnassus Small-Cap Fund and is the sole Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Workplace Fund and the Parnassus Asia Fund. Prior to founding Parnassus Investments in 1984, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Savings of America from 1976 to 1982, where he started the “Solar T-Bill” program to finance solar energy installations and also developed innovative programs to finance low and moderate income housing. Mr. Dodson received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Ryan Wilsey

Ryan S. Wilsey

Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

Ryan S. Wilsey is a Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Small-Cap Fund and a Senior Research Analyst. He joined Parnassus Investments in 2009 and was previously a Parnassus research intern. He has been a professional investor in both public and private equity since 2001. His prior experience includes work at Summit Partners, Greylock Partners and Scout Capital. Before he began his investment career, he worked at Opsware Inc., a software company that was later sold to Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Wilsey graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton University and received his master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.