Executive Team

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Paul R. Stewart, CFA®

CEO, President, Portfolio Manager

Paul Stewart joined the firm in 1995 and is Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of Gateway's Board of Managers. He also serves as a co-portfolio manager for several funds including the Gateway Fund. As Chief Executive Officer and member of the board, Mr. Stewart oversees the management of Gateway and is involved in high-level decisions regarding policy and strategy. He has served Gateway in various roles, most recently as the firm's Chief Investment Officer where he has led the implementation of Gateway's strategy since 2008 and helped guide the firm through tremendous growth.

Prior to joining Gateway, he was an audit manager at Price Waterhouse.

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Cincinnati Country Day School.

Mr. Stewart earned his B.B.A. from Ohio University and he is a CFA charterholder.

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Michael T. Buckius, CFA®

CIO, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Michael Buckius joined Gateway in 1999 and holds the positions of Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President and a member of Gateway's Board of Managers. He is also co-portfolio manager for several mutual funds advised or sub-advised by Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC, including the Gateway Fund.

As Gateway's Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Buckius is responsible for overseeing the firm's investment management and trading functions, as well as product development and servicing individual client relationships.

Prior to joining Gateway, Mr. Buckius was an equity derivative sales professional at Bear Stearns & Co. and Bankers Trust Company in New York where he specialized in the design and implementation of hedging and monetization strategies for high-net-worth individuals and corporations. Prior to his employment in New York, Mr. Buckius held a variety of option-related research and trading positions at Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. in Baltimore.

Mr. Buckius received his B.A. and M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and he is a CFA charterholder.

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Gary H. Goldschmidt, CPA

COO, Senior Vice President

Mr. Goldschmidt joined Gateway in 1999 and is the firm's Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President and a member of the Board of Managers. He served most recently as the firm's Chief Financial Officer in addition to his duties as COO.

He is responsible for overseeing the firm's compliance, financial reporting, client accounting and information technology functions.

Prior to joining Gateway, he served as assistant vice president and financial reporting manager at Countrywide Fund Services, Inc.

Mr. Goldschmidt earned his B.S.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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D. David Jilek, CAIA

Chief Investment Strategist, Vice President

David Jilek joined Gateway in 2014 and holds the positions of Chief Investment Strategist and Vice President. Based in Boston, his responsibilities focus on key opportunities to promote Gateway's low-volatility equity strategies by providing insight on the equity and options markets to the firm's institutional, sub-advisory and financial intermediary clients.

Prior to joining Gateway, Mr. Jilek was a vice president and investment strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management. He was responsible for assessing capital market trends, working with affiliated portfolio management teams and assisting external clients with the firm's investment platform. Alternative investments, asset allocation, portfolio construction and retirement income strategies were the focus of his expertise.

Prior to joining Natixis, his experience included investment product management and development roles at Evergreen Investments, American Express Financial Advisors and Putnam Investments.

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation.

Mr. Jilek received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and has been in the investment industry since 1998. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the CAIA Association.


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