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About Terry McGuire
Terry McGuire heads up the Dividend Strategies Group for Ridgewood Investments. He is responsible for the firm’s main dividend related investment strategies, including its Core Dividend and Dividend Growth offerings. Terry has had a passion for dividend growth stocks for most of his investing career and joined Ridgewood specifically to build the Dividend Strategies Group. This passion for dividend growth investing first started in the late 1980s and continues to this day. Over the years, Terry has fine tuned and refined this approach to investing through his own personal investments and while managing large pools of capital on behalf of others.
Prior to joining Ridgewood, Terry was a Senior Vice President at The Capital Group Companies, Inc. where he served as a Portfolio Counselor in The Growth Fund of America and the SMALLCAP World Fund. The Growth Fund of America remains one of the largest actively managed mutual funds in the world and the SMALLCAP World Fund is the largest actively managed fund dedicated to investing in smaller companies. In addition to his Portfolio Counselor responsibilities, Terry had previously covered several industries as an Analyst at Capital, including cruise lines, gaming , hotels, semiconductor capital equipment, semiconductors and test & measurement companies.
Terry received his MBA, with distinction, from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1998. He received first and second year honors at Harvard Business School as well as a Distinguished Teaching Award for his work with undergraduates at Harvard University.
Prior to business school, Terry worked as a lawyer at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston. He received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1994 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar that same year (now since retired). Terry received a BA in Economics and Rhetoric, with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991.