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 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.