Mr. William Whitfield Gardner serves as a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Chesapeake Funds. He serves as Board Member at Jenrin Discovery. Mr. Gardner has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner Lewis Asset Management since the firm's founding. Previously, he was a lead Portfolio Manager with Friess Associates and its Brandywine Fund. Prior to joining Friess Associates, he worked as an Investment Analyst with Investments Orange Nassau, a Netherlands based venture capital firm, with interests in both private and public companies. This position stemmed from employment with MBank, then a $20 billion bank holding company, where he analyzed companies as well as industry groups. He began his investment career at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb (prior to the Shearson Merger). Mr. Gardner received his B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.