Selected Management Biographies

Eric R. Johnson

President, 40|86 Advisors, Inc
Chief Investment Officer, CNO Financial, INC

Eric Johnson is the President of 40|86 Advisors. He has more than 20 years of financial services and investment experience, beginning with a predecessor bank of the current J.P. Morgan and Co.  He holds a B.A. in American history from Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude. He is a board member of WFYI, INC. and The Julian Center.

Richard W. Burke

Senior Vice President
Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) for 40|86 Advisors, Inc. Richard Burke is responsible for management and development of the firm’s systems solutions and back office operations. This includes infrastructure, application development, analysis, design and implementation of reporting, reconciliation and trading systems. Prior to joining 40|86 Advisors, he worked for AT&T/NCR Europe Group. Burke holds a B.S. in business with a concentration in computer information systems from Indiana University.

Jess E. Horsfall

Senior Vice President
Portfolio Management

Jess Horsfall heads our Portfolio Management group.  Horsfall graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in finance and a minor in economics.

James Kearns

Vice President
Commercial Mortgage

Jim Kearns directs commercial mortgage lending activities at 40|86 Advisors. Prior to joining the firm, Kearns held a variety of investment management and commercial mortgage origination positions within the insurance industry, including senior level positions at Allianz of America, Allstate, and PPM Finance. He began his career at Washington National after graduation from St. Mary’s University of Texas (BBA-Finance) in 1980.

Eduardo Piedra

Vice President
Leveraged Loans

Eduardo Piedra oversees leveraged loans and CLO activities for 40|86 Advisors, Inc. Prior to joining 40|86 Advisors, Inc. in February 2007, he was the Director of Research and Portfolio Manager of Baker Street Asset Management, a unit of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey since its establishment in June of 2005. He also held various positions in the Capital Markets and Client Management areas of SunTrust Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division since 1996. He holds a B.B.A degree in finance and a B.A. degree in liberal studies from Florida International University and holds an M.B.A. from Emory University.

Jerimy Horner

Vice President
Structured Securities

Jerimy Horner oversees mortgage and asset backed security activities for 40|86 Advisors, Inc. Prior to joining 40|86 Advisors, Inc. in December 1999, he was a Portfolio Analyst at Wells Fargo Asset Management. He has held various positions at 40|86, primarily within the Portfolio Management Group.  He holds a B.S. degree in finance from Ball State University.